October 19-24, 2015

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Piano Competition

Francis Yang - Preliminary Juror

Dr. Francis Yang is Assistant Professor of Piano at Northwestern State
University of Louisiana. Prior to his appointment at Northwestern, Dr.
Yang served for four years as professor and director of piano studies at
the Universidad de Cuenca, in Cuenca, Ecuador. Yang also taught at the
Université de Montréal, the University of Ottawa, and the University of
Alberta as adjunct professor and teaching assistant.

Yang has concertized in many cities such as London, Paris, Montreal,
Vancouver, Buenos Aires, Quito, and Montevideo. Performances include
the 37th International Festival Encuentros in Buenos Aires, a lecturerecital
at London's Royal Academy of Music, and VIII Bienal of
Contemporary Music in Cuenca, Ecuador. He has participated and played
in numerous music festivals including the Mozarteum Sommerakademie,
(Salzburg, Austria), the Orford Music Festival, (Magog, Quebec), the
Gulbenkian International Music Festival, (Lisbon, Portugal), and the March
International Music Days Festival, (Ruse, Bulgaria).

Yang received his doctorate from the Université de Montréal, his Master's
of Music from the University of Kansas and his Bachelor's of Music from
the University of Michigan. His past teachers include Stéphane Lemelin,
Richard Angeletti, Sequeira Costa, Gary Amano and Robert Rogers.

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