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COLLABORATIVE PIANO FELLOW | Principal Pianist, Assistant Music Director, Hair
At the age of 7 Cathy Yang started her musical career with Prof. Zhaoyi Dan in China. After immigrating to Canada, she obtained the Artist Diploma (ARCT) from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. At the University of Music and Dance Cologne (Germany), she received a Masters degree in piano performance with Prof. Ilja Scheps. While in Canada, she participated and received prizes in many regional piano festivals and also in the nation-wide Canadian Music Competition. In 2006, she won two first prizes at the solo and concerto competition at Ithaca College in New York, USA. In the same year, she was invited by the Vladimir Spivakov International Foundation as one of two representatives from Canada to participate in their music festival Moscow Meets Friends. In 2010, Cathy won the third prize in her age category at the International Piano Competition Vila de Capdepera in Spain. Studying with Prof. Kevin Fitz-Gerald, Cathy is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the University of Southern California – Thornton School of Music.