DM Indiana University
MM Indiana University
BM San José State University
Pianist Ann Yi is an active soloist and chamber musician with a broad range of musical interests, ranging from Baroque to contemporary music. A strong advocate of new music, Ann is dedicated to working with contemporary composers and bringing experimental and avant-garde music to broader audiences. She has worked closely with composers such as Sylvano Bussotti, Stefano Scodanibbio and Ivan Fedele and performed numerous works by composers including Brian Ferneyhough, Pierre Boulez, Gérard Grisey, Harrison Birtwistle, Alessandro Solbiati and many young composers of our time.
Ann is a member of the Eco Ensemble, new music ensemble in residence at the U.C. Berkeley, and has performed extensively with new music ensembles in the Bay Area including the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and the sfSoundGroup. Her appearances include the West Coast premiere of Pierre Boulez's monumental Dérive 2 with the Eco Ensemble for Cal Performances, a performance with the San Francisco Contemporary Players for the MANCA new music festival in Nice, France, and the North American premier of Sylvano Bussotti's piano duo, Tableaux Vivants Avant La passion Selon Sade with Christopher Jones at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In 2013, she gave the world premiere of twelve preludes composed to commemorate the centennial of the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, IL. Her performances have been recorded for the Innova and Tzadik labels.
Ann received doctoral and master's degrees in piano performance from Indiana University and a bachelor's degree from San José State University. She studied principally with Evelyne Brancart, and also with Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Karen Shaw, Alfred Kanwischer and Jonathan Bass. She has previously taught piano at Cañada College and Skyline College in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ann currently resides in Chicago.