Priscilla Yuen > Staff Pianist
Priscilla Yuen is currently working at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY as a staff pianist and at the Harley School as a choral accompanist.
She received her Master of Music degree majoring in Piano Accompanying & Chamber Music under the tutelage of Dr. Jean Barr at the Eastman School. During graduate school, she held a full time graduate assistantship in the accompanying area and was awarded the Lillian Miller Loos scholarship as well as the Barbara M.H. Koeng award for her work in the vocal area. She most recently won first prize in the pianist division at the Kneisel Lieder Competition in May 2011.
Ms. Yuen also accompanied the Eastman Community Chamber Singers under the direction of Patricia Alexander and held the position as President of the Eastman Graduate Student Association from 2010-2011.
She has performed in master classes given by Jeremy Moeller, Claude Delangle, Ian Bousfield, Massimo La Rosa, Ralph Sauer, Graham Johnson, Melvin Chen, Claude Frank, Hugh Sung, and the Goldenberg Duo. Originally from St. Louis, she previously received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at the University of Missouri – Columbia where she studied with Dr. Peter Miyamoto.
In Columbia, Ms. Yuen gave numerous recitals as solo pianist and accompanist. She received scholarships and awards from the School of Music, such as the Judith L. Lavin Memorial Piano Scholarship, the Jan Blankenship Memorial Piano Scholarship, the Phi Mu Alpha Deppe Award, Sigma Alpha Iota Sword of Honor, and the Achievement Award in Accompanying.
Priscilla Yuen served as President and Vice President- Ritual of Sigma Alpha Iota (Iota Lambda Chapter), and President of the Mid-Missouri Collegiate Chapter of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).
In the summer of 2009, she was a piano intern at the Quartet Program in Fredonia, NY directed by Charles Castleman. She is currently the staff pianist at the New York Summer Music Festival (nysmf.org) in Oneonta, New York where she participates in numerous recitals as accompanist, soloist, and ensemble member.