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Ning Yu


With the same vigor and dedication to traditional and avant-garde repertoire of the 20th and 21st century, Ning takes on some of the most demanding music ever written for piano, including pieces that incorporate extended techniques, multi-media and improvisation. Ning is the winner of the Boucourechliev Prize at the Ninth International Concours de Orléans in France – a competition devoted to piano repertoire from 1900 to today.

Ning has given dozens of world premieres including the works of Terry Riley, Michael Gordon, Enno Poppe among others. As a chamber musician, Ning has performed with leading new music ensembles such as Bang on A Can - All Stars and Talea Ensemble. Ning is a member of the percussion and piano quartet, Yarn/Wire, counter)induction, and Signal Ensemble. In theater, Ning performed with Mabou Mines’ DollHouse- a critically acclaimed production directed by Lee Breuer. She also records and appears in the play’s feature-film version produced by ARTE France. Ning has also collaborated with director Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project on the development of the Tony award-nominated play 33 Variations. Ning appeared in concert halls worldwide, such as the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, Köln Philharmonie in Germany, Kwai Tsing Theatre in Hong Kong, the Walker Art Center, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Chicago Museum of Contemporary Arts, Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York, as well as at universities and colleges across the United States. Music and theater festival performances include Spoleto, Bang On a Can, Edinburgh, UCLA Live, Festival de Otoño in Spain, Athens Epidauru in Greece, Przeglad Piosenki Aktorskiej Festival in Poland, International Stanislavski Festival in Moscow and others in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

A native of China, She currently works and lives in New York City. She is a graduate of Eastman School of Music and Stony Brook University. ningyupiano.com