Yu-Lien The, piano
Yu-Lien The has performed throughout the US, Europe and Southeast-Asia, including appearances at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Zankel Hall at Carnegie, and as a soloist with the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Kammerorchester Hannover and theBaroque Orchestra L’Arco. A sought-after chamber musician, she frequently collaborates with saxophonist Joe Lulloff and has been involved in a number of commissions and world premieres. She is a prizewinner of the 12th International Piano Competition Viotti-Valsesia and the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb. Born in the Netherlands, Yu-Lien The obtained piano performance degrees from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover and from the Hochschule für MusikDetmold as well as a D.M.A.from Michigan State University.Her principal piano teachers were Arie Vardi, Anatol Ugorski, Deborah Moriarty and Lori Sims. Dr. The is Assistant Professor of Piano at Western Michigan University and has previously served on the faculties at Bowling Green State University and Valparaiso University.