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Jun 2023

Unleashing the Keys : Master Class in Piano Technique and Performance

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Open SPACE 2023
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Date & time
10Jun 2023 (Sat)15:45 - 16:45
Room 308, 3/F, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Admiralty
  • Dr Lee Yung Yung Elsa (HKU SPACE Part Time Instructor)

Dr Lee Yung Yung Elsa

Under the tutelage of Van Cliburn medalist Barry Snyder, Elsa earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, with a minor in Instrumental Conducting. She was awarded the Vaughan Scholarship from Eastman and worked as a graduate assistant in studio and orchestral accompanying. Elsa also earned her Master of Music Studies from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and her Bachelor (Hons) of Music degree from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Her teachers include renowned pianists and pedagogues Nancy Loo, Raymond Young, Elizabeth Powell, and Gerard Willems. Besides performing, Elsa is also a dedicated educator. She obtained a Master of Education degree from Columbia University in New York, USA. Elsa is also an active presenter at music education conferences and received the “Best Presentation Award” at the College Music Society Northeast Conference. She was selected as one of the five Yamaha Graduate Fellows to work closely with deans and music faculty from across the United States at the Eastman Music Leadership Conference in 2017. Elsa taught applied piano lessons at Columbia University and Chamber Music at ArtsAhimsa Chamber Music Festival in Lenox, MA, USA. Elsa is currently a lecturer and piano faculty at Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong University - School of Professional and Continuing Education, and an honours project advisor at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Music (Piano Pedagogy and Performance) Certificate for Module (Advanced Piano Pedagogy) Certificate for Module (Keyboard Repertoire: From the Baroque to the 20th Century) Certificate for Module (Advanced Piano Technique and Performance Practice)
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In this master class, Dr Lee guides audiences through an exploration of essential piano techniques and performance practices designed to cultivate the musical potential of pianists at different levels.

With diverse experience and education as an active performer and pedagogue, Dr. Lee has established herself as one of the leading authorities on piano technique and performance. Her approach synthesizes a profound understanding of the technical facility required for piano playing and its intricate connection with aesthetic and artistic expressions.

Through guidance and demonstrations, Dr. Lee will share her expertise on topics such as the pianistic performing mechanism, stylistic interpretation, and musical expression. Audiences will gain invaluable insights to elevate their piano playing, as well as the necessary skills to expand their repertoire.

Whether to enhance basic technique or refine mastery, “Unleashing the Keys” provides an unparalleled learning experience for pianists of all levels.

Language - Cantonese supplemented with English


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