Pianist Yu Xi Wang made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2002 as the winner of the Artist International Competition. She released her debut CD in China the following year. Since then, her performances have taken her to many cities in the United States and her native country China. She has particular interests in performing in unconventional venues. Highlights include an all-Chopin recital at World Financial Center’s Winter Garden in 2010 (presented by Piano Culture for Chopin’s bicentennial celebration) and appearance at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center as part of 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) event. Most recently, she appeared in two recitals at the Kislak Center – an intimate venue within the Van Pelt Library of the University of Pennsylvania.
Yu Xi has been faculty at Curtis Institute of Music since 2013 and is currently the director of Keyboard Studies. Prior to her appointment at Curtis, she was faculty at The Juilliard School and Music Institute of Chicago, where she covered a variety of subjects including Piano Literature, Piano Topics, and Solfège. She has also taught piano at Settlement Music School, Saint Joseph’s University, and Philadelphia International Music Festival. In addition, she is presently a teaching affiliate at the University of Pennsylvania, serving as piano instructor and in-class performance coach.
Yu Xi is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where she received her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance under the tutelage of Herbert Stessin, Jerome Lowenthal, and Julian Martin.
2017 - Present
Piano Instructor, University of Pennsylvania
2016 - Present
Piano Faculty, Philadelphia International Music Festival
2013 - Present
Faculty, Curtis Institute of Music
Visiting Professor, Saint Joseph’s University, Department of Music, Theater & Film
2008 - Present
Piano Faculty, Settlement Music School
2008 - 2012
Adjunct Faculty, The Juilliard School
2006 - 2008
Faculty, Music Institute of Chicago, Academy Program
Faculty, Music Institute of Chicago, Community School
2004 - 2006
Faculty, The Juilliard School, Pre-College Division
2001 - 2006
Teaching Fellow, The Juilliard School
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