Hailey Culp is an accomplished pianist from Atlanta, Georgia beginning her piano journey with Ms. Ping Xu at age five. She has since participated in various international, state, and regional competitions.
She has been awarded numerous first and second place honors in various competitions, including the Rachel Howard Sonata, the Bach, and the Southeast Young Artist piano competition. In 2019, she was the winner in both the Golden Era of Romantic Music and the Russian Music Festival by the American Fine Arts Festival. That same year, she won first prize in the International Music Competition Brussels “Grand Prize Virtuoso” and was invited to perform at the Studio Recital Hall at Centre for Fine Arts of Brussels, Belgium. She placed second in the talent show category of the Gershwin International Music Competition and was also invited to perform at the Gershwin Competition Concert Series of 2022. She has also been the runner-up in the state and regional competitions of the MTNA and the GMTA piano competitions multiple times. Most recently, in 2022, she won first prize in the GMTA piano duet competition.
Hailey has appeared at Piedmont University, Carnegie Hall, and St. Peter’s and Paul Church for various performances. Besides solos, Hailey also performs duets and chamber music. She was previously involved in the Emory Youth Chamber Music Program with the Vega String Quartet and is currently a musician within the Franklin Pond Chamber Program.
She has attended UGA’s Summer Music Camp and the Brevard Music Center. Hailey has taken master classes from Olga Kern, Liza Stepanova, David Fung, Michael Bulychev-Okser, Raffi Besalyan, Geoffrey Haydon, and David Watkins.