Biography of Dr.Vicky Yang

An outstanding concert musician with virtuosic brilliance, Dr. Vicky Yang is the founder and director of Volteggiando Music. As well as an examiner for AMEB & Australia and New Zealand Cultural Arts, she also performs around the globe and lectures in universities. The schools she has participated in include Indiana University, USA (assistant professor); Lismore Conservatorium (guest artist), NSW; Tainan School of Music for Talents (guest professor); University of Chia-Yi; Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University. She has also been a judge for various piano competitions including New York Youth Festival, Seattle Arts and Music, Queensland Piano Competition, Brisbane Eisteddfod, Melbourne Festival and Society, NSW Piano Competition, Bathurst Music Festival and more.

Her competition success comprises several major prizes and scholarships, including the Indiana University Music Scholarship for excellent performance, Cincinnati School of Music piano performance scholarship, US pointed accompanist award, Verbier Switzerland summer camp, Indiana Chamber Award, Talented Artists (USA), Juilliard (New York) Camp, Indiana University Outstanding Music Performance award, William Williams Award, Australian Postgraduate Awards, University of Tasmania scholarship award, Yamaha Australian Piano Competition (the prize being a grand piano), City of Sydney Challenge, Queensland Piano Competition (several times), Ruby C. Cooling Prize (twice), the Margaret Ann Kerrison Scholarship, the International Scholarship for Music (three times), the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence (twice). Vicky is also an Australian National Academy of Music Scholarship holder and member of the International Golden Key Academic Honors Society.

The Taiwan-born pianist graduated as one of the youngest student at Queensland Conservatorium of Music at the age of 19 with a Bachelor of Music Performance with Honors, studying a double major in piano and percussion. She was accepted to study for a Master of Music and Artistic Diploma in Indiana University in USA with full scholarship. In addition, she was invited to take part in music festivals and masterclasses with the renowned Russian concert pianist Bella Davidovich at Juilliard School of Music in New York. Since then she has completed three master degrees, a PhD and further her organ & fortepiano skill in Europe, concentrating on keyboard transcription, performance and analysis.

Vicky has performed solo with orchestra and ensembles in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Germany, France, Vienna, Italy, Switzerland, London, Canada and the United States, including New York, Baltimore, New Jersey, Indiana, Cincinnati. As well as adjudicating competitions and audition, Vicky is also an active chamber musician, appearing on TV shows and recording for radio stations in Australia, Canada, Taiwan and the US.