Critically acclaimed artist HONGBO CAI has earned outstanding international recognition as a pianist, recitalist, and soloist. Hailed by The Herald as an “ accomplished musician...with command of style and a refreshingly individual approach”, he recently made his Carnegie Hall debut in Weill Recital Hall in March 2022. In June of the same year, he started his American concert tour in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Utah, sponsored by National Endowment for the Arts. In 2021, He finished a concert tour around his native country in venues in Shanghai, Xiamen, Zhengzhou, Hefei, Fuzhou, and Putian under CPAA Theaters, the most powerful national theater chain in China. His upcoming performance engagement includes concerts in Japan, Singapore, Chile, Ecuador, Italy, Spain, Serbia, Portugal, and Austria.
In 2023, he won Grand Prize in the 5th Piano Island Festival and was granted Concert Management by Piano Island Management PTE LTD starting in Jan. 2023, and the invitation as a Faculty Member to the 6th Piano Island Festival. In the same year, he also won the Victory Award at the 2022 Carles and Sofia Piano Competition and was granted album release by KNS Classical, other competition prizes include the First Prize in WPTA Spain Piano Competition, the First Prize in the 22nd Valesia Musica Juniores International Competition, the Gold Award in the 3rd WPTA Singapore International Piano Competition, and the Second Place in the 15th Aloha International Piano Competition, etc. He has collaborated with famous orchestras such as the Shanghai Opera House, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, Fujian Symphony Orchestra, ”Mihail Jora “Philharmonic Orchestra of Bacau and Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra. He will be invited to collaborate with Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra and The Orquestra Clássica Do Sul in the 2023-24 season as a guest pianist. He has met and worked with well-known pianists and musicians, such as Chengzong Yin, Robert McDonald, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Jonathan Biss, Dang-Thai Son, Matti Raekallio, Meng-Chieh Liu, Alexander Korsantia, and many others.
As an adjudicator, Mr. Cai is invited as a jury member to competitions such as the Ferenc Liszt International Youth Classic Music Week Piano Competition, Keyserberg Competition, and Shanghai International Music Festival.