Starting at a very young age, Man-Ling Bai was already getting national presence in her homeland Taiwan on several well-known TV shows as the “Young Composer Prodigy.” At age seven, her first composed piece “Dance of a Clown” was chosen to be performed for the 28th Yamaha Children Music Festival; And several of her other works were also chosen for the next 5 consecutive years of the festival. Throughout her youth and teenage life, Man-Ling Bai have won many competitions all throughout Asia, which includes Yamaha National Piano Contests, Electric Organ for Young Children, Yamaha National Electrical Organ Contests, Taipei Music Contest (Solo, Trio, Quintet), 30th Kawai National Piano Contest, Kevin Kern Piano Contest, Piano Contest in Taipei City, and Taiwan National Music Contest (Trio and Quintet). Not only an amazing in competitions, she also had many performing experiences in solo concerts and working with orchestras. Her original “The Flower Fairy” was performed at the Asia Oceania Junior Original Concert in Thailand, her original “The Whisper of the Wind” was performed with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, her original “Moments” represented Taiwan in the 36th International Junior Original concert in Japan, her original “Piano Concerto” was chosen for the collection at the 35th Yamaha Children Original and was also chosen to represent for Taiwan’s performance at the APJOC, and she also performed Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with her school symphony orchestra at the National Music Hall.
Man-Ling Bai attended master classes with several great pianists, such as Lang Lang and Wha Kyung Byun.
In 2013, Man-Ling Bai came to the United States to study under Ning An at School of Music of Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee and in 2016 at California State University, both with a full scholarship. Since 2013, Ms. Bai has already won many competitions such as 1st place in 2013 Southern Adventist Concerto Competition, Honorable Mention at the 2014 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Honorable Mention at the 2015 Jefferson Piano Concerto Competition, 3rd place in 2015 William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition, 2nd place in 2015 Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), Winner of the 2016 Sigma Alpha Iota Scholarship, 1st Place in 2016 Carmel Music Society Biennial Piano Competition, and 1st Place in 2016 Lansum Piano International Competition.
Her achievements did not go unnoticed, in 2015, Ms. Bai was invited by the Steinway & Sons Piano Company to give a solo recital in Tennessee.