Join us on Saturday, November 6 at 3:00 pm to hear pianist Chengcheng Yao perform works by Beethoven, Brahms, and Debussy. Ms. Yao is a doctoral candidate at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore.


Composer Work Year
Johann Sebastian Bach Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825 1731
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 1820
Claude Debussy Images, Book 2 1907
Johannes Brahms Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35 1863

About the Artist

Born in China, Chengcheng Yao began studying piano at the age of four and first performed in public at fourteen. Ms. Yao has appeared in solo recitals throughout China, Germany, Austria, Italy, and the United States. In 2020, she performed the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Bela Bartók with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marin Alsop.

Ms. Yao completed her Bachelor of Music degree at China Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Min Li. She holds two masters degrees from Juilliard and Yale School of Music, where she studied with Jerome Lowenthal, Matti Raekallio, Peter Frankl, and Hung-Kuan Chen. Currently a doctoral candidate at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, she studies with Yong Hi Moon and previously with Leon Fleisher.

About the Concert

Our concerts take place at a private residence in southern Rhode Island near the villages of Peace Dale and Wakefield. The street address is 103 North Road, South Kingstown RI 02879.

Map and Directions

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, guests are asked to wear masks at all times while inside the venue. The performance space is well-ventilated and there is a large outdoor deck where guests can remove their masks, enjoy a drink, and socialize.

This performance begins at 3:00 pm. If your schedule permits, please join us one hour before of the performance for a discussion about the music on the concert program. After the performance, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists and learn more about their background, interests, and activities.


Advance reservations are required. If you’d like to attend this concert, send us an email and tell us the number of seats to reserve. If seating is available, we’ll confirm your reservation. If not, we’ll add you to the waiting list. If you have a confirmed reservation and you later decide not to attend, please let us know so others can take your place.

The suggested contribution is $40 per person. Contributions are collected at the door. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards.