Pianist Elise Yun has performed in solo and collaborative recitals in the United States and abroad, including the Ravinia Festival Steans Institute, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall. As a chamber musician, Ms. Yun has performed in Merkin Hall, WQXR-NYC Radio, and on WGBH-Boston. She has performed extensively with her cellist-husband Hekun Wu in the U.S. and more recently in China. She has recorded for CRC, Albany and Bridge Records.
Elise Yun has given masterclasses in the U.S., Austria, Italy, South Korea, and in China at such institutions as Xiamen University, the China Conservatory, and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. She has taught at The Juilliard School as a Teaching Fellow, and on the faculty at Wellesley College and Willamette University. She has presented lecture-recitals for conferences of the European Piano Teachers Association, Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, and the College Music Society. A graduate of Wellesley College, Yun completed her graduate studies at The Juilliard School and New York University. Her principal teachers were Charles Fisher (U. of Michigan), Charles Fisk, Martin Canin, and Jerome Lowenthal. More recently, she was the recipient of several career opportunity grants from the Nellie Tholen Foundation and the Oregon Arts Commission to study Dalcroze eurhythmics at The Longy School of Music and French piano music in Paris.
Currently Professor of piano at the Soochow University School of Music in China, Ms. Yun serves as coordinator of the piano division. Her students have won top prizes in competitions such as the Steinway Youth Piano Competition, Yamaha Piano Scholarship Competition, Singapore International Youth Piano Competition, and Boya International Piano Competition. She has been an adjudicator at numerous competitions and has taught and performed at festivals including the Wellesley Composers Conference, Taihu Cello Seminar, and the Interharmony Summer Music Festival in Italy.