About the San Diego Chinese Choral Society

Accompanist: Yu-Ying Emily Lee

A native of Taiwan, pianist Yu-Ying Emily Lee has performed both as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist and harpsichordist. She has been invited to attend masterclasses and festivals with well-recognized professionals in the US, Europe, and Taiwan. Lee was the chairperson of the Young Musicians Competition in the Piano Division at the New Jersey Music Teachers Association, and the pianist of the YueYue and Vox Nova choir ensembles in central New Jersey. She is currently a doctoral candidate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where she earned her master's degree in Piano Performance under the instruction of Ian Hobson, and a master's degree and Artist Diploma in Harpsichord Performance supervised by Charlotte Mattax Moersch.

Accompanist: Hua Wang

Hua Wang began her training at age 6 and has continued receiving professional instruction ever since. Graduating with a Master of Arts degree in piano performance and pedagogy, she became a faculty member in the piano department at the Wuhan Conservatory of Music. She has played in the Beijing Recital Hall, including a performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor with the Wuhan Symphony in 2001. She has won several awards in international piano competitions, and was awarded Best Piano Teacher in the 2004 Asia Beethoven Competition. Hua Wang is currently pursuing her second Master's degree in piano pedagogy and teaching piano in San Diego, where her students have also won numerous piano competitions.