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Cicilia Yudha

Cicilia Yudha, piano

A versatile solo pianist and avid chamber musician, Cicilia Yudha has given performances in the US, Austria, Cambodia, Canada, France, Germany, and Indonesia. She has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra in Severance Hall and is a frequent soloist with the Duke University Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Harry Davidson. She has given master classes and presentations across the United States and Southeast Asia. As a creative artist, she has enjoyed collaborations with musicologist Ewelina Boczkowska, tap dancer Claudia Rahardjanoto, and Polish Folk Dance specialists Christine Cobb and Staś Kmieć.

Thanks to the Robert Casadesus grant that enabled her to attend  Ecoles d'Art Americaines, Fontainebleau, France, Yudha discovered the music of renowned pianist Robert Casadesus. Working to promote Casadesus’ oeuvre, she was a guest artist at David Dubal’s classes, "The World of the Piano" at Juilliard, and “Hommage to Robert Casadesus”at La Maison Franšaise, New York University.  She focused her doctoral dissertation on several of Casadesus’ works, and actively performs his lesser-known works. In September 2016, Navona Records released her debut CD, Selected Piano Works by Robert Casadesus and Henri Dutilleux.

She has presented lecture recitals at TEDx Talks, the Ohio Music Teachers Association Conference, the College Music Society (CMS) National Conference, and CMS Regional Conference.

Passionate in music education and community service, Yudha taught in the Piano Preparatory Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the New England Conservatory Preparatory School, and successfully established a class piano program for the Youngstown City Schools. Yudha earned a Doctorate in piano performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree and an Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Master of Music degree and a Graduate Diploma from the New England Conservatory of Music. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), she joined the faculty of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University in 2012.

We are pleased to welcome Cicilia Yudha to her second appearance in our series.

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