“Diversity and Inclusion in Piano Repertoire and Pedagogy”

Lisa Yui

Piano Music by Composers from Asia

Wednesday, December 6th, 2023,
10:30am - 12:00 pm

In this presentation, pianist, educator, and music historian, Dr. Yui will explore the literature of piano music by composers from Asia and its expatriates. The social history and the cultural imperialism of the western music in selected countries will be discussed as we examine works composed from the late nineteenth into the twentieth centuries.


Wednesday, December 6th, 2023,
10:30am – 12:00 pm


Yamaha Artist Services
689 5th Ave #3
New York, NY 10022

Described as “a musical phenomenon” (Pianiste), Yamaha Artist Lisa Yui enjoys a multifaceted musical career as pianist, lecturer, educator, author, and musical director. Since making her concerto debut at the age of seven, she has performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. She is the top prizewinner of the Senigallia International Piano Competition in Italy, and has twice been the recipient of a Canada Council Scholarship.

Lisa Yui has performed as soloist with prominent orchestras including the Tokyo Symphony, the Polish National Radio, the Toronto Symphony, and the Krakow State Philharmonic. She has performed in Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum in Budapest. She represented Canada to perform in the 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan. Her DVD/Blu-ray of four Beethoven Sonatas and CD of the music of Carl Maria von Weber and Jan Ladislav Dussek garnered rave reviews.

As a lecturer and performer, Ms. Yui originated Lives of the Piano, Manhattan School of Music’s first piano lecture/concert series, now in its 23rd season. She has been invited as a lecturer to the Juilliard School, Kunitachi Music University, Princeton University, Washington and Lee University, and the University of Toronto, among other universities, colleges and venues. She has performed, lectured and given masterclasses in various music conferences, including the MTNA National Conference and NAMM Show in California.

Lisa Yui’s insightful writing on a variety of topics has appeared in Piano Magazine, EPTA Journal, and Listen. Dr. Yui has given lectures on a vast array of topics, and has taught graduate courses on piano literature, historical recordings, and the Beethoven piano sonatas. She has worked extensively with cutting edge music technology through her long-distance remote lessons and performances using the Yamaha Disklavier, an acoustic/digital hybrid player piano.

Lisa Yui teaches graduate piano literature, keyboard skills, Historical Recordings of Great Pianists, The 32 Beethoven Piano Sonatas, and Piano Music by Composers from Asia at Manhattan School of Music. She is the recipient of the School’s 2018 President’s Medal for Distinguished Service.

Lisa Yui is also on the faculty of the Juilliard Extension, where she teaches piano and keyboard literature. Previous appointments include piano faculty at John J. Cali School of Music at Montclair State University, department chair of the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School, and director of Ensemble 212’s Young Artist Competition Series. Lisa Yui has served as a member of numerous competition juries including the National Finals of the Canadian Music Competition and the Canadian Chopin Competition.

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