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Lisa Yui - Pianist


Winner, Super Classic International Auditions, Tokyo (1999)

Top Prize Winner, XXIII Senigallia International Piano Competition, Italy (1994)

Winner, Toronto Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition (1994)

Winner, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Piano Concerto Competition (1992)

Winner, Canadian Consulate Women’s Club Award, New York (2000)

Prize Winner, Canadian Music Competition⎯International Stepping Stones

AWARDS (selected)

Canada Council of the Arts Grant (2001, 1999)

Alberta Foundation for the Arts Scholarship (1999, 1998)

Rubinstein Award, Manhattan School of Music (2000)

Shinki-kai Scholarship, Toronto (1994)

World of Knowledge Essay Competition for US International Graduate Studies (1998)

R.J. Russel – J.F. Dales Silver Tray Award (1995)


Expo Hall Canadian Pavilion in the 2005 World Exposition, Aichi, Japan Suntory Hall, Tokyo

Roy Thompson Hall, Toronto

Kosciuszko Foundation, New York

Yamaha (main office), Hamamatsu, Japan

Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto

Canadian Embassy Concert Hall, Tokyo

Sumida Triphony Hall, Tokyo

Phoenix Hall, Osaka

STV Hall, Sapporo

Cathédrale Américaine de Paris

Auditorium di San Rocco, Senigallia, Italy

Fureai Plaza Hall, Tokyo

Francis Winspear Centre, Edmonton

Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton Tiara Hall, Tokyo


Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (Heiichiro Ohyama)

Polish National Radio Orchestra (Antoni Wit)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Boris Brott)

Krakow State Philharmonic

Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra (Boris Brott)

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (Timothy Vernon; Uri Mayer; Susan Haig)

Orchstra Sinfonia Nova Amadeus (Claudio Micheli)

Shenandoah Symphony Orchestra (Barry Kolman)


Manhattan School of Music, D.M.A., May 2005, Helen Cohn Award; Master of Music, 2000, Roy M. Rubinstein Award

Juilliard School, Bachelor of Music, 1998, Humanities Award

Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Performance Diploma, 1996


Faculty, Manhattan School of Music (college division): Graduate Piano Literature, Keyboard Skills, Elective Piano (2004-present)

Faculty, Music Advancement Program, The Juilliard School: Private Piano, Piano Ensemble, Ear-Training (2002-2009)

Faculty, Marymount Manhattan College: Culture of the Piano (2001-2006)

Instructor, Manhattan School of Music (college): History of Chamber Music (2004-05)

Instructor, Manhattan School of Music: Required Piano (2000-02)

Instructor, Manhattan School of Music: Elective Piano (2000-02)

Teaching assistant for Mr. David Dubal, Juilliard School (1997-8); MSM (1998-2003)


Montclair University, John J. Cali School of Music, masterclasses (2010)

Nyack College, Hudson River Pianofest, lecture concert and masterclasses (2010, 2011)

MTNA Conference, Professional Studio Saturday, presentations on technology and music

teaching (2009)

Yamaha Artist Services, New York, Beethoven at Yamaha, piano lecture series⎯lecturer,

performer, director (March-May 2005)

Remote Lesson demonstrations and masterclasses using Yamaha Disklavier (2007-present)

Manhattan School of Music, The Lives of the Piano, piano lecture series⎯lecturer, performer,

director (2001-present)

Manhattan School of Music, lecture, Women and the Piano (2001)

University of Alberta, Edmonton, lecture, Development of the Early Piano (2004)

Kunitachi Music University, Tokyo, lecture, Social History of the Piano (2001)

Faust Harrison Pianos, New York, The Virtuosos of the Piano, lecture concert (2003)

Manhattan School of Music, lecture, Women at the Keyboard (2001)

Marymount College, lecture, Evolution of the Piano in 19c Europe (1999)

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA, masterclass (2001)

Tokyo, Sapporo, lecture recitals and masterclasses (1999)


Jury for the National Finals of the Canadian Music Competitions, Montréal, Canada (2011)

Jury for various auditions and competitions at Manhattan School of Music College and

Pre-College divisions

Private teacher for piano, history, theory, ear-training, since 1989


2011 release: music of Carl Maria von Weber and Jan Ladislav Dussek, under Integral Classics label (Paris, France)


WQXR-FM, New York

CFRN-TV, Canada

STV, Sapporo, Japan

CBC-FM, Canada

CJRT-FM, Toronto, Canada


‘Piano, technology, and performance: History in the making’, for Clavier Companion (March 2010)

Regular contributor to the Juilliard Journal, MSM Bulletin, Polonaise (Chopin Foundation of the

United States)

‘The Art of Play’ (“Asobi no Geijutsu”), essay for Symphony magazine for the Tokyo Symphony,

(Feb. 2003)

‘Space in Music ⎯ Letter to a Friend’, essay for World of Knowledge (1998)

Program notes for Stagebill and CD liner notes for various disks


Giovanni Valentini

Byron Janis

Edna Golandsky

Marc Silverman

David Dubal

Leonid Hambro

Giovanni Valentini

Oxana Yablonskaya


Emanuel Ax

Alicia de Larrocha

Leon Fleisher

Leonid Hambro

Conrad Hansen

Eugene Istomin

Anton Kuerti

Isidore Cohen (chamber music)

Felix Galimir (chamber music)


Director, Ensemble 212 Young Artist Competition Series, New York City (2009-)

Assistant of Director, Faust Harrison Pianos, New York City (2003)

Assistant of Chair of Strings Department, Manhattan School of Music (2003-04)

Assistant of Director of Ensembles, Manhattan School of Music (2002-03)

Doctoral Fellow in the Office of Career Development and Alumni Affairs, Manhattan

School of Music (2002-03)

Assistant in the Office of Public Relations, Manhattan School of Music (1999-2001)


Cartoonist for Japanese Canadian newspaper, The New Canadian (1992-96)

Illustrator for The Juilliard Journal (1996-98)

Caricaturist for the Eifman Dance Company, New York (1999)

Fluent in English, Japanese, French