Emily Yap Chua Performs Nationally

Concerts in Virginia will be followed with appearances in five other states


Pianist Emily Yap Chua, a Randolph College music professor, is touring nationally during her sabbatical. She will present recitals by contemporary women composers during appearances in Virginia and five other states.

An active soloist and chamber musician, Chua's collaborations include performances with musicians of orchestras and institutions around the world, including recitals with members of the Cincinnati, San Francisco, Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain), Granada (Spain), Charlotte, and Nashville Symphony Orchestras, as well as faculty from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati (CCM-UC), The Juilliard School, University of Virginia, and Florida State University, among others. Recent appearances include a guest artist residency at the Asolo Song Festival and Insitute for Song Interpretation in Asolo, Italy, and recitals at The College of Charleston, University of North Florida, University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Mary Baldwin College, Longwood University, University of Dayton, and at the national convention for Phi Beta National Performing Arts Fraternity.

Chua earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music with minors in mathematics and dance from the Florida State University in 1996, graduating magna cum laude, and continued on to graduate study at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. As a full scholarship student and teaching assistant at CCM-UC, she earned the Master of Music degree in piano performance in 1998 and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance with a cognate in music theory in 2002. She is an active clinician and adjudicator and in demand nationally as a collaborator, and her students have been prizewinners in competitions in the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions. Chua is currently working on a CD recording of the piano works of composer Kent Holliday, a project in collaboration with pianist Nicholas Ross to be released by Centaur Records in the fall of 2009.

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