Liew Jie Ying | Piano
Local pianist Jie Ying currently holds a Masters Degree with Distinction from University of Otago, Bachelors Degree with First Class from RCM, Diploma in Music Performance with Distinction from NAFA along with a Distinction for both her ATCL and LTCL Trinity Guildhall. She started learning the piano at the age of 5 with her father and was involved in many solos and performances with the musikinder ensemble by the time she was 7.
During her studies in NAFA, her mentors included Dr Paul Liang and Prof Boris Kraljevic. Other mentors include Ms Rena Phua, Toh Chee Hung, Dennis Lee, Yaron Kohlberg, Julian Jacobson, Dina Parakhina, Tong-II Han, Gordon Fergus Thompson and John Blakely.
Jie Ying performs actively as a soloist. She has received multiple awards and won various competitions both locally and abroad, most recently in New Zealand. Recent highlights from Jie Ying's extensive list of performances include performances of Beethoven's Concerto no. 3 with the Central Otago Orchestra, Mozart's Piano Concerto K488 with the Colleagiate Orchestra and various Marama Hall Concerts. She has collaborated with lecturers from the University of Otago including Heleen Du Plessis, Peter Adams and Terence Dennis - all internationally acclaimed instrumental soloists. Jie Ying also had the honour of performing Dvorak's Solvanic Dance Op. 46 no. 5 for Four Hands with her Piano Professor Terence Dennis at the second ceremony just after her Masters Graduation.
Jie Ying is a recipient of the Ngee Ann Kongsi Merit Award, Yamaha Scholarship and Ida G White Memorial Prize in Music. She also clinched Third place in the NAFA Essential Competition Piano Category, while placing both First and Second place in the Dunedin Performing Arts Society Music Competition Recital Classes in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Jie Ying was invited to perform for the NAFA BMus High Scorers Concert in Aug 2013 and was the official piano accompanist from 2013-2014. During her time in New Zealand, she played for The Melrose Singers and taught at Able Music Studio, Auckland's largest music academy. Besides being an experienced performer, Jie Ying is also an active accompanist and teacher.