About the San Diego Chinese Choral Society

Accompanist: Dan Yu

Dan Yu was born in Qing Dao, China. He studied piano at a young age and immigrated to America with his parents in 1997, continuing his piano studies with the renowned Madame Jane Bastien. After high school, he went on to study piano with Ukrainian pianist Vitaly Margulis at UCLA and Professor Hong Teng from the Shanghai Conservatory. He has won many piano competitions and scholarships throughout California, including the San Diego Musical Merit Competition and the La Jolla Young Artist Competition. Currently, Dan Yu is teaching piano in San Diego.

Accompanist: Hua Wang

Hua Wang began her training at age 6 and has continued receiving professional instruction ever since. Graduating with a Master of Arts degree in piano performance and pedagogy, she became a faculty member in the piano department at the Wuhan Conservatory of Music. She has played in the Beijing Recital Hall, including a performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor with the Wuhan Symphony in 2001. She has won several awards in international piano competitions, and was awarded Best Piano Teacher in the 2004 Asia Beethoven Competition. Hua Wang is currently pursuing her second Master's degree in piano pedagogy and teaching piano in San Diego, where her students have also won numerous piano competitions.