Pianist Esther Ning Yau is a native of Hong Kong and an avid chamber musician. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has appeared in recitals at the Museum of Arts in Puerto Rico, NEC's Jordan Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Merkin Concert Hall, Kosciuszko Foundation, Taipei National Concert Hall, Hong Kong Government House, as well as concert halls in Germany and Italy.
As a founding member of the New Piano Quartet, Innonet Trio, and Duo Anime, Yau has frequently performed at Longy Septemberfest, Harvard Epworth Church Concert Series, WCRB Live at Copley, First Night Boston, the Newport Symposium Chamber Music Concert, and the Bar Harbor Music Festival. Yau has received fellowships from the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Italy, the Aspen Music Festival, Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Yellow Barn Music Festival, and the UCLA Song Festival. She holds a double Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano from New England Conservatory, where she studied with Patricia Zander and Irma Vallecillo.
In addition to her teaching duties at NEC and elsewhere, Yau is a staff accompanist at the Boston Conservatory and the Meadowmount School of Music in New York. In the summer, she has been on the piano faculty at the International Summer Music Academy and Festival in Regensburg, Germany and Cremona, Italy since 2008.
Esther Ning Yau is also a member of the New England Conservatory Alumni Council.
Prof. Dip., Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts; B.A., Hong Kong Baptist College; two M.M. degrees from New England Conservatory, in piano and collaborative piano. Also faculty of the International Summer Music Academy and Festival in Regensburg, Germany and Cremona, Italy, and the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
photo by Pauline Silberman