Yang Yang Cai started playing the piano at the age of five with Noor Relijk. At the age of ten she became a student of the famous piano pedagogue Jan Wijn. Since 2015 she has been studying with him at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Yang Yang has followed numerous masterclasses, including Boris Berman, Matti Raekallio, Jacques Rouvier, Igor Roma, Frederic Chiu and Arie Vardi. Yang Yang won various prizes. In 2008 and 2012 she won first prize at the Steinway Piano Competition. In 2013 she won the Junior Final of the international Young Pianist Foundation. On February 10, 2019, Yang Yang was named the big winner of the prestigious YPF Piano Competition Grand Prix Youri Egorov. A tough competition, culminating in her interpretation of the second piano concerto by Chopin, together with the symphony orchestra of the Conservatory of Amsterdam conducted by Jean-Bernard Pommier.
Yang Yang has since played in all kinds of important Dutch concert halls and is a regular guest at the Amsterdam Grachtenfestival, Festival Wonderfeel, Festival Young Talent Schiermonnikoog and the International Chamber Music Festival Schiermonnikoog. Since 2017 she has formed the Amsterdam Piano Trio with violinist Shin Sihan and cellist Alexander Warenberg.