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Ann Yi

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DM Indiana University
MM Indiana University
BM San José State University

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Pianist, Ann Yi is a versatile soloist and chamber musician with a broad range of musical interests, ranging from Baroque to contemporary music. Ann is a member of the Eco Ensemble, new music ensemble-in-residence at U.C. Berkeley. She has also performed with Ensemble Dal Niente, the University of Chicago New Music Ensemble, the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, the sfSoundGroup, and Earplay. Ann has performed at festivals including the Venice Music Biennale, Italy, in which her performances were broadcasted live on Radio 3, Cartellone, the MANCA New Music Festival in Nice, France, the Festival Internacional Chihuahua in Mexico and the Ear Taxi Festival in Chicago. She has also appeared at Old First Concerts in San Francisco, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Cal Performances, New Music DePaul, and the Frequency Series at Constellation in Chicago, among others. Her performances are featured on recordings on the Innova, Tzadik, and New Focus Recordings labels.

An active soloist, Ann was featured as soloist with U.C. Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, the Eco Ensemble, and Ensemble 20+ at DePaul University in Chicago. She has also premiered numerous works including twelve preludes for piano commissioned to commemorate the 2012-13 centennial of the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, IL. Ann will serve as the artist-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee during the 2017-2018 season, and will be featured on the concert series, 'Sensoria: New and Experimental Music’.

As an educator, Ann has a broad range of experience teaching applied piano, group piano, music theory, and music appreciation. Currently, Ann is on the faculty at Harold Washington College and has also taught at Triton College, Cañada College and Skyline College. She also serves frequently as adjudicator for concerto and solo competitions. Ann received a Doctor of Music and a Master of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Bachelor of Music from San José State University. She studied principally with Evelyne Brancart, and also with Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Alfred Kanwischer and Jonathan Bass.