About the San Diego Chinese Choral Society

Accompanist: Yu-Ying Emily Lee

A native of Taiwan, pianist Yu-Ying Emily Lee has performed both as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist and harpsichordist. She has been invited to attend masterclasses and festivals with well-recognized professionals in the US, Europe, and Taiwan. Lee was the chairperson of the Young Musicians Competition in the Piano Division at the New Jersey Music Teachers Association, and the pianist of the YueYue and Vox Nova choir ensembles in central New Jersey. She is currently a doctoral candidate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), where she earned her master's degree in Piano Performance under the instruction of Ian Hobson, and a master's degree and Artist Diploma in Harpsichord Performance supervised by Charlotte Mattax Moersch.

Accompanist: Sifang Shen

Sifang Shen graduated from the Shanghai Normal University College of Music, where he also served as Associate Dean. He has also held positions as Shanghai Piano Advancement Program examiner, TV-music judge, and artistic advisor for voice competitions. In 2004 he came to the US, where has taught the art of piano playing. He is currently a member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California.