Hui-Ting Yang, D.M.
John M. Long School of Music
As an active performer, Dr. Hui-Ting Yang has performed throughout the Czech Republic, China, Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. Her extensive repertoire includes an increasing focus on American living composers, including Augusta Read Thomas, Laura Schwendinger, Matthew Burtner, Ladislav Kubík, Chen-Yi, Paul West-Osterfield, and Clifton Callender. In summers 2015 and 2016 she was invited to give recitals, master classes, and to teach applied pianos in several schools in China, including at the Nanjing University of Arts, Sichuan Normal University, Sichuan University and Science and Engineering, Nanjing Normal University, Shandong University at Weihai, and Guangzhou University. She also performed Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Symphony Band as the first concert of the Steinway Artist Concert Series at Troy University in April 2015. In September 2012 she recorded three chamber works by Ladislav Kubík with mezzo-soprano Phyllis Pancella and violinist Karen Bentley Pollick. In November 2016 Dr. Yang and Ms. Panclla performed a recital in celebration of Kubik’s seventieth birthday in Prague and recorded his three newly composed works. In June 2010 she performed seven solo recitals throughout the Czech Republic, including performances at the highly acclaimed Cesky Krumlov International Music Festival and the Artist Concert Series in Děčín. Her upcoming events will include: A piano duet recital tour with Dr. Kuo-Liang Li; A performance with percussionist Dr. Adam Blackstock at the Percussion Arts Society International Convention; A concert with mezzo-soprano Phyllis Pancella and flutist Eva Amsler at Florida State University in November; A recital with trumpeter Dr. Michael Huff; And a concert with the Troy University Symphony Band performing Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2 in Spring 2018.
Previously she was invited as a guest pianist to perform at “The Days of Contemporary Music” festival in Prague, organized by the Society of Czech Composers, which has been broadcast on Czech Radio. In February 2007 she gave the premiere of Callender’s Point and Line to Plane for piano solo, which was composed for her, in the Thirteenth Biennial Festival of New Music at the Florida State University. She has also performed this piano piece in the 2011 International Conference of College Music Society in Seoul, Korea, the 2008 SCI National Conference at Georgia State University, the National Conference of the College of Music Society in Atlanta, and the 2008 CMS Southern/South Central SuperRegional Conference at Louisiana State University. In 2009 she gave the premiere of Callender’s Metamorphoses II for violin and piano, commissioned by the Florida State Music Teachers Association, at the FSMTA Annual Conference and a lecture recital on this piece at CMS National Conference in 2010. She also performed this piece at the Parma New Music Festival as part of the celebration of Pendulum CD release in August 2014.
In 2006 Hui-Ting gave the Asian premiere of Korean composer Ju-hwan Yu’s Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1, which was dedicated to her. Her recordings are available through Kum Seoung Records, Parma, Arco Diva, and Neos.
She has also lectured on the music of Hsiao Tyzen at numerous national conferences, including the National Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University, the National Conference of the College of Music Society in Atlanta, and the 2008 Southern/South Central SuperRegional Conference at Louisiana State University. Her book, Composing Taiwan: Selected Taiwanese Art Songs of Hsiao Tyzen, is published by VDM Publishing House Ltd.
Hui-Ting received the Doctor of Music in Collaborative/Chamber Music and the Master of Music in Accompanying from Florida State University, the Master of Music in Piano Performance from Ohio University, and the Bachelor of Music Education from Taipei Municipal University of Education. Dr. Yang is currently an Associate Professor of Piano at John M. Long School of Music, where she serves as the Coordinator of Piano Studies and received the Troy University 2009 Faculty Senate Excellence Award.
Hui-Ting Yang is a Steinway Artist. To visit the Steinway & Sons Artist roster go to: http://www.steinway.com/artists/hui-ting-yang