Yang Shen, B.M., M.M., D.M.A.
Pianist Yang Shen has given concerts and recitals in Asia, North America, Europe and Israel to critical accolades. She has been awarded top prizes in numerous competitions, including The National Society of Arts and Letters Piano Competition, Josef Hoffman International Piano Competition, Los Angeles Liszt Piano Competition and Carmel International Music Competition, among others.
She has also been invited to participate in some of the most prestigious piano events in the world, including The Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition and The Leeds International Piano Competition. She was a semi-finalist in The 2004 Sydney International Piano Competition in Australia. Most recently, Shen performed in Fort Worth, Tempe, Salt Lake City, Sioux City and Minneapolis. Her performances have been broadcasted on ABC Classics (Australia), The Israel Cultural Channel, WXEL- “Classical Variations” (FL), Minnesota Public Radio and National TV/Radio stations (China). Shen has also made appearances at the world’s most celebrated music festivals, such as the Aspen Music Festival, The Pianofest in the Hamptons and The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.
Active in teaching, Shen was a studio teaching assistant at the University of Southern California from 2000 to 2005 and has maintained a successful private studio for more than 14 years. At Lynn University, she is a collaborative pianist at the Conservatory of Music and teaches courses in secondary piano and ear training. She also serves as a piano faculty member in the Conservatory’s Preparatory Division.
She earned her Doctoral of Musical Arts degree at University of Southern California, where she also received her Master of Music degree, studying with the renowned pedagogue John Perry. Prior to moving to California, she graduated summa cum laude from the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University with a Bachelor of Music degree as a student of Roberta Rust. Other prominent pianists she has worked with include Ivan Davis, Philippe Entremont, Philip Evans, Philip Fowke, Jerome Lowenthal, Robert McDonald, Paul Schenly, Nelita True and Arie Vardi.
- B.M., The Harid Conservatory School of Music
- M.M., Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California
- D.M.A., Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California