Chun Yi Tsang

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Chun Yi Tsang is a pianist from Hong Kong. She works as piano teacher, collaborative
pianist and percussion teacher. She is now pursuing her Master in collaborative piano at
the University of Toronto under the guidance of Prof. Steven Philcox.
Chun Yi received a BA with first honors in Music (Piano Performance and Pedagogy)
from Hong Kong Baptist University, under the guidance of Mr. Shum Kin Wai. During her
study at HKBU, she also received coaching from Dr. Cheng Wai, Dr. Karl Lo, and Marie
Laure Muller.
After graduating from Hong Kong Baptist University, she further studied and obtained
her Master of Music degree from the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, where
she studied with Reiko Neriki and Prof. Evelyne Brancart. She also studied pedagogy
with Dr. Karen Taylor and collaborative piano with Lee Philips. She was an accompanist
in the studios of Prof. Eli Eban, Prof. Linda Strommen and Prof. Masumi Per Rostad.
She also worked as an accompanist at the Indiana University Ballet Department and
Indiana University Summer String Academy.

Equally comfortable as a soloist, Dakota has performed in masterclasses for some of the world’s most renowned pianists, including Angela Hewitt, David Jalbert, Roy Howat, and André Laplante. He has further refined his skills at the Orford Music Academy, Barachois Summer Music Festival, and will be an Art of Song Fellow as part of the Toronto Summer Music Festival in the summer of 2021. Dakota has had success in various competitions, including the Atlantic Young Artist Competition, the NBMRTA Music Competition, and the National Music Festival of Canada.

As a collaborative pianist, Dakota has performed in many recital tours of the Atlantic provinces and as part of the Musique Royale performance series. He has also performed at La Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montreal and the Richard Bradshaw Theatre of the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto. Upcoming engagements in the 2021 season include a live-broadcast recital at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Toronto as part of the Music Mondays performance series, and a CBC broadcast with fellow Nova Scotian, tenor Marcel d’Entremont.