The Hong Kong classical pianist Terence Yung has been hailed as "a brilliant young artist" with "powerhouse virtuosity," "felt musicianship," and "a real gift for communication in performance."
A recipient of numerous awards, Mr. Yung's international honors include top prizes at the Puigcerda International Music Competition in Spain and the Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition in New York City, Mr. Yung has appeared throughout the United States as a recitalist, in chamber music concerts, as soloist with orchestras, including performances in New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, and Houston, as well as abroad in Spain and France.
He made his first public appearance at the age of six. At eleven, he was invited to perform the Beethoven "Waldstein" Sonata for pianist Jon Kimura Parker at the Kimmel Center of Performing Arts' Guest Masterclass Series. At thirteen, he made his professional début with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Opera House in a series of Youth Concerts. He made his solo-recital début at age fifteen at The Juilliard School in New York City. In 2010, he was selected to perform Beethoven's "Grand" Sonata for pianist Stephen Hough at the International Piano Festival in Texas.
Notable venues include Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center of Performing Arts (Philadelphia), Benaroya Hall (Seattle), The Grand Opera House (Delaware), The Juilliard School (New York City), Steinway Hall, Yamaha Salon, The Kosciuszko Foundation, and The Dudley Recital Hall (Texas). In the United States and abroad, Mr. Yung has performed at some of the most prestigious music festivals including The International Keyboard Institute and Festival (New York City), The Puigcerdà International Music Festival (Spain), The International Piano Festival (Houston), and The Adirondack International Music Festival in upstate New York.
Mr. Yung currently studies with the American virtuoso Abbey Simon. Terence, who grew up in the United States, studied with Eleanor Sokoloff of the Curtis Institute of Music before entering the Juilliard School in New York City at the age of thirteen. He holds Diplomas from Juilliard and the Conservatoire National de Region de Nice in France, and is the recipient of many awards for his scholastic and pianistic achievements. He has additionally worked with Garrick Ohlsson.
Mr. Yung has been highly committed to the education and outreach of classical music. His work with outreach organizations has made a difference for the underprivileged children of inner-city Houston through the gift of music. His involvements with community organizations include frequent collaborations with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia. Terence Yung has been a subject of interviews by Ming Pao Daily News, The Global Chinese Times, and French public news as an outstanding young pianist from Hong Kong.
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