Chaoyin Cai, a doctoral student in the School of Music, won the prestigious Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in of the bicenntenial of the composer’s birth. After 10 hours of competition,the judges selected 27-year-old Cai for the grand prize. She played G-sharp minor Etude Op. 25 No. 6, and the Polonaise Fantaisie Impromptu, Op 61.