Our other performer for week four of The Talent, is pianist Yii Ying Tan. Renowned for her passion and restless curiosity, Yii Ying is a young pianist who is enthusiastic about classical music, particularly music by lesser-known composers.
She is currently studying a double degree – Bachelor of Commerce/Music under Dr. Kenji Fujimura at Monash University – The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, majoring in classical piano. Born in 1996 in Malaysia, she has been playing the piano since she was six under the tutelage of Chelsia Yu. Since then, she has won a number of international and local competitions, and she was also one of the few competitors to be selected to proceed to the final live round for the 2016 Shanghai Spring International Music Festival Piano E-Competition and had won the Elite Prize for the Piano Ensemble Category and Finalist Award for the Piano Solo Adult Group A Category. She was also a semi-finalist for the International Piano Festival and Competition held by UCSI recently in Malaysia. Yii Ying enjoys playing as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. She is a recipient of Bernies Music Land Classical Piano Award and also a recipient of the Chamber Music Prize given by the Faculty of Arts at Monash University.
Yii Ying has also been actively performing in masterclasses by great pianists and composers such as Anatoly Dokumentov, Leslie Howard, Geoffrey Saba and Jane Hammond. On The Talent, Yii Ying performs Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 and Fanny Mendelssohn’s ‘Allegretto Grazioso’ from Vier Lider fur Das Pianoforte.
To listen to Yii Ying’s performance go to the player below, or click on the link to visit our podcast page and hear the program:
Listen to “The Talent Series 4 Ep. 4” on Spreaker.