Elaine Yi Qing Yang
"Elaine Yang is a Chinese-Canadian pianist who performs solo, chamber, and collaborative repertoire. Her solo performance experience has taken place in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and at concert venues in Amalfi Italy, Altdorf Switzerland, Guangzhou China, and her birth city Shantou China. Other than solo performances, Elaine has experience performing with chamber ensembles, instrumentalists and singers both at school and at the Borromeo Music Festival in Switzerland. Some of her awards include the first prize winner in the Asian International Youth Piano Contest and was awarded second prize in the American Protege International Competition of Romantic Music in 2018. As a recipient of the Graduate Incentive Award, Elaine completed her Master of Music in Piano Performance under the guidance of Awadagin Pratt at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She received a full tuition scholarship named the Alice & Armen Matheson Entrance Scholarship from the University of Toronto and completed her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance degree under the guidance of Enrico Elisi.
Elaine believes that everyone has the right and ability to appreciate and learn music. Her piano lessons cultivate critical thinking skills, problems solving skills and more through piano playing. With an educational background in piano pedagogy, Elaine creates a safe and inclusive space for emotional and self-expression, and provides her students the necessary tools to learn and grow musically."