Born in Henan, China, pianist Mutong Mai began studying piano when she was five years old. She attended the Wuhan Music Elementary School attached to the Wuhan Conservatory of Music at the age of 10 and won the “Baldwin Cup” 5th Chopin Youth International Piano Competition the same year.
Mutong is also the top prizes winner of Tennessee Music Teacher Association Piano Competition, both in piano solo and piano duo groups. She has received prizes in numerous competitions, such as Memphis International Piano Competition, Hong Kong Open Competition, “Helen Cup” Shanghai International Youth Competition, New York International Competition, Ameri-China International Piano Competition and Conero International Piano Competition. She has performed in venues throughout Anhui, Henan, and Hubei Provinces in China, Tennessee, Ohio, New York, and Boston in the United States.
Mutong gained her bachelor’s degree in piano performance on full Steinway scholarship at the University of Tennessee under Dr. Chih-long Hu. She is currently pursuing a master’s degrees in piano performance and piano chamber music at the University of Michigan studying with Prof. Arthur Greene.
The Outstanding Graduating Senior in Piano Performance of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2019
Second prize of MTNA Piano Competition (South Division), 2018
Third prize of Memphis International Music & Piano Competition, 2017
First prize of TMTA Piano Competition (Piano Duo Group), 2015
First prize of TMTA Piano Competition (Piano solo Group), 2015
Second prize of New York International Piano Competition (Bach Group), 2014
Third prize of New York International Piano Competition (Beethoven Group), 2014
Third prize of Ameri-China International Music Festival and Piano Competition, 2014
Second prize in Professional Youth Group C, Hong Kong Open Competition, 2012
Bronze award of Helen cup Shanghai International Youth Piano Competition For Music Colleges, 2010
Gold award in Group B, Piano Competition in The world Chinese Professional Youth Art Festival, 2008
First prize of “Baldwin Cup” 5th Chopin Youth International Piano Competition of Henan Province, 2006