Justin Zhu Cai, a Spokane native, will travel to Boise, Idaho, in January to compete as a Division Finalist in the MTNA division competition. Winners of each State Competition advance to the division competition. Division winners then proceed to the National Competition Finals.
Justin earned this opportunity after winning the Washington State MTNA Junior Piano Competition. A 9th grade student at the Oaks Classical Christian Academy in Spokane, Justin has been studying piano for 10 years.
He was the 1st place winner of 2013 Washington State Outstanding Artist Competition Junior Piano, and the 1st place winner of 2014 Washington State Recitalist Competition (Eastern Division). He has won 20 gold medals at MusicFest Northwest since 2009, and was titled “Piano Man” by Spokane Coeur D’Alene Living magazine. (end)