Piano Festival Set for Feb. 19-20

The 33rd annual Truman Piano Festival will take place Feb. 19-20 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. 

This year's featured guest artist is Lisa Yui. At 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19, she will perform a solo recital that features Schumann’s Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17, followed by Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor. The following morning at 9:30 a.m., she will conduct a master class featuring three Truman piano majors. Both events are free and open to the public.

Described as “a musical phenomenon,” Yui has performed throughout North America, Europe and Asia as a recitalist and soloist with orchestra. She is the top prizewinner of the Senigallia International Piano Competition in Italy, the Super Classics International Auditions in Tokyo and has twice been the recipient of a Canada Council Scholarship. Yui has worked with such prominent orchestras as the Tokyo Symphony, Polish National Radio, Toronto Symphony, Edmonton Symphony, the Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra and the Krakow State Philharmonic. Yui currently teaches at the Manhattan School of Music, where she is also assistant dean for assessment and program.

Lisa Yui