Qaojing Dai

2014 Winner

Qiaojing Dai studied in the Primary School of Shanghai Conservatory and later in Shenzhen Arts School with Prof. Zhaoyi Dan. At fifteen she enrolled at the Royal Academy of Music under a full scholarship to study with Prof. Christopher Elton.

Qiaojing has won a number of prizes including First Prize at the National Electronic Organ Competition at the age of six, Third Prize in the Ninth Xinghai National Piano Competition at the age of 12, three ‘Top of Year Pianist’ titles, the Christian Carpenter Piano Recital Prize within RAM, the YAMAHA Music Foundation of Europe Scholarship 2011. She has worked with many world-famous musicians in masterclasses and has performed chamber music with Radovan Vlatković and Alessandro Carbonare, and was given full scholarships to participate in the International Keyboard Institute and Festival, USA and the Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander, Spain.

May 2011 she gave a concerto performance with the Milton Keynes City Orchestra, under the baton of Sian Edwards, as a special prize given to the highest-rated winner in YAMAHA Competition.

October 2011, she won the First Prize as well as the Audience Prize in the Dudley International Piano Competition, performing Chopin Concerto No.2 with Michael Seal and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

Having achieved a result of 95% in her undergraduate final recital, (one of the highest marks ever awarded to pianists in the Academy history and the highest in the last decade) she gained First Class Honours in Bachelor of Music in 2010, Distinction and DipRAM in Masters of Arts in 2012 at the Royal Academy of Music.

She gained Distinction in Master of Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2013. She now continues her study there with Professor Hilary Coates under TCL scholarship and is also supported by the Worshipful Company of Musicians Carnwath Scholarship and the Tillett Trust Fund Bursary.

Contact Information