Stephen Yip was born in Hong Kong and currently resides in the US. He received his D.M.A from Rice University and B.F.A from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. His mentors include Wing-fai Law, Clarence Mak, Arthur Gottschalk and Ellsworth Milburn. Past residencies include the Aspen Music Festival, Asian Composers' League, Music X, June in Buffalo, IMPULS Ensemble Akademie, California E.A.R. Unit Composer Seminar, the 13th International Summer Program, Czech Republic, and Atlantic Center for the Arts, Florida, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska, and Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.
Yip's works have been performed in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, Israel, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Korea, Hong Kong, China, and Philippines. He has received several composition prizes, including the Haifa International Composition Prize, First International EPICMUSIC Composition Prize, Italy, International Biennial composition competition, the Debussy Trio Music Foundation, Molinari Quartet's Third International Composition Competition, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Emerging, the ALEA III composition Competition and the fourth NACUSA Texas Composition Competition. Yip is a member of the SCI, NACUSA, and ASCAP. Currently, he serves music faculty at Houston Community College.
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A versatile solo pianist and avid chamber musician, Cicilia Yudha has given performances in the US, Austria, Cambodia, Canada, France, Germany, and Indonesia. She has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall and is a frequent soloist with the Duke University Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Harry Davidson. She has given master classes and presentations across the United States and Southeast Asia. As a creative artist, she has enjoyed collaborations with musicologist Ewelina Boczkowska, tap dancer Claudia Rahardjanoto, and Polish Folk Dance specialists Christine Cobb and Staś Kmieć.
Thanks to the Robert Casadesus grant that enabled her to attend Ecoles d’Art Americaines in Fontainebleau, France, Yudha discovered the music of the renowned pianist Robert Casadesus. In an effort to promote Casadesus' oeuvre, she was a guest artist at David Dubal’s classes, “The World of the Piano” at Juilliard, and “Hommage to Robert Casadesus” at La Maison Francaise, New York University. She focused her doctorate dissertation on several of Casadesus’ works, and actively performs his lesser-known works. She has also presented lecture recitals at TEDx Talks, the Ohio Music Teachers Association Conference, the College Music Society (CMS) National Conference, and CMS Regional Conference. Passionate in music education and community service, Yudha taught in the Piano Preparatory Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and successfully established a class piano program for the Youngstown City Schools. Yudha earned a Doctorate in Piano Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Master of Music degree and a Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) and joined the faculty of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University in 2012. www.ciciliayudha.com