Yong Sue Yi has received her Master of Music in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservatory of Music (USA) under the tutelage of Marian Hahn with full scholarship. She is the first Malaysian pianist graduating from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, with a BMus degree (Honours) in Piano Performance. She was awarded a full scholarship under the tutelage of Albert Tiu for her four-year studies in the Conservatory. Sue Yi has worked as a chamber musician under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Hecht, Katherine Jacobson Fleisher, David Takeno, Zhang Jin Min, and Keng-Yuan Tseng. She has also performed in master classes, working with international concert artists such as John O’Conor, Stephen Savage, and Ian Holtman.
As a performer, Sue Yi has won the second prize of the HSBC Classic Solo Piano Competition in 2008. She has been active as a collaborative pianist and is one of the core members of Ensemble Virama. Among her performance highlights are “All Creatures Great & Small”, a collaboration with the Bentley Music Academy Youth Orchestra and Ensemble 24+ where she appeared as one of the soloist in Saint-Saën’s Carnival of the Animals (June 2019), Ensemble Virama “Murakami-Hear the Wind Sing” (May 2019), Voyage: The Song and The Gallery—both concerts by YST alumni (August 2018). Sue Yi is also much sought-after competition adjudicator and clinician for master classes and workshops
Sue Yi is currently a part-time lecturer in UCSI University and a member of the Piano Faculty at Bentley Music Academy.Back