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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.
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.
You'll find much more on www.ciciliayudha.com .