Piano Concerts Series
About the Musicians
Indonesian pianist Cicilia Yudha made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall in 2003. In recognition of her musicianship and artistic personality, Ms. Yudha was awarded the "Rosario Marciano Prize", and presented a solo recital in Vienna sponsored by the Vienna International Piano Academy in Austria.
Ms. Yudha was a winner of the Cleveland Institute of Music Concerto Competition, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, and New England Conservatory Commencement Concerto Competition, resulting in performances with each orchestra. She has also appeared with the Lakeland Civic Orchestra and the Duke University Symphony Orchestra. Her live performances have been broadcast by Jakarta's Radio Klasik, Cleveland's WCLV FM, New York's WQXR, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, and on the radio program, “From the Top”.
Ms. Yudha began playing piano with her mother at age three, and joined the Music Course for Kids. She attended Yamaha Music Foundation, and joined the Junior Original Concert, a Yamaha program for composition, in 1989. In 1996, she was invited to be in the Young Artist Program at Cleveland Institute of Music. While at the Yamaha Music Foundation and the Yayasan Pendidikan Musik, Ms. Yudha participated in many concerts, sometimes premiering her own works. Some of her works were commissioned as compulsory pieces for annual piano exams at the Yayasan Pendidikan Musik, and in 2003, she received the institution’s “Junior Composer Award”.
As soloist and avid chamber musician, she has performed in the U.S.A., Canada, France and Indonesia. Passionate in music education and community service, Ms. Yudha was staff accompanist for the Boston Children's Chorus and has taught at the Cleveland Institute of Music Piano Preparatory Department, New England Conservatory Secondary Piano Department, and its Preparatory School. Currently, Ms. Yudha is pursuing her Doctorate at University of North Carolina Greensboro under the tutelage of John Salmon. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Olga Radosavljevich, and also earned a Master of Music degree in piano performance with honors from New England Conservatory of Music studying with Wha-Kyung Byun.