Taiwanese pianist Ming Yang earned his Bachelor’s degree in music at National Taiwan Normal University, where he studied with Daming Zhu, a Van Cliburn winner. Yang currently studies with Timothy Hester at the University of Houston, where he is pursuing his Master’s degree, double-majoring in piano performance and collaborative piano. As an active pianist, Yang frequently plays in masterclasses and performs with professors and colleagues.
Yang has various teaching experiences from three-year-old kids to adults and from amateur to professional. Students’ issues are clearly pointed out and fixed with efficient approaches. Not only clarity, but Yang’s lessons also explore musicality and interpretation. In addition, Yang also teaches theory and violin.
Dedicated to collaborative art, Yang serves as the pianist in Thyme Trio, Miror Quartet, and AURA New Music Ensemble. His notable performances include concerts in Moores Opera House, Dudley Recital Hall, Kawai Piano Gallery, Pingtung Performing Arts Center, and Kaohsiung Cultural Center. Thyme Trio also gave a series of charitable performances for kids in country schools for educational purposes.
2015 – 1st prize – Piano Concerto Competition at National Taiwan Normal University
2014 – 1st prize – National Student Competition of Music, division of piano quintet (Taiwan)