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Pianist Sheng Cai tackles Ravel, Liszt with Confidence, in Birmingham USA
Pianist Sheng Cai has guts, who else but a self-assured pianist, would program Ravel's famously difficult "Gaspard de la nuit" then offer Liszt's finger-twisting barn burner,the Don Juan Fantasy...,he has racked up some solo engagements with orchestra as well...... he's done it on the strength of romantic-era music, with great confidence, temperamental piano, impressive for its bravura... gave more lucidity, breath, color and power...
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Recent Reviews
Hornby Music Festival, British Columbia April, 24 2017
The Hornby Festival was graced with an outstanding recital by the Canadian pianist, Sheng Cai. A note-perfect artist of infectious vitality, Mr. Cai turned in a Petroushka that was a tour de force in its range of color and imagination, one of the best in living memory.Schumann's effervescent Carnaval concluded a program of masterful virtuosity and lyric distinction.

Sheng Cai's recital was a model of impeccable taste and impressive bravura. This pianist has a penchant for Humoreske of Schumann, displayed in his searching and vivacious reading of the Op. 20 .The concert ended with an extravagantly virtuosic Rudepoema by Villa-Lobos, signaling Sheng Cai as an exuberant young performer to watch.
---William Aide, Inaugural R.E.Edwards
    Chair in Piano Performance, University of Toronto
---Michael Huebner, Birmingham News of Alabama 2006