The winner Vancouver Women’s Musical Society Bursary competition, pianist Chia-Hui Clare Yuan is currently studying with legendary pianists Kenneth Broadway and Ralph Markham.
Clare has been active and invited to many music series in western Canada, including Capilano University Cap Classics, West Vancouver Community Arts Council, Qualicum Beach Music on Sunday, Valley CrossWay. While in school, Clare made her debut as soloist with the Metropolitan Philharmonic of New York Orchestra, performing the Brahms D minor piano concerto. She took on the role of conductor to lead the Vancouver Orchestra Club Symphony for the 2013/2014 winter concert season. Her passionate conducting was loved by the audience. She has been actively involved in performing with the clarinet, cello and piano ensemble, Trio Dolce. Soon after her wedding in 2013, she formed the Meeks Duo with her husband, pianist Dr. Scott Meek, in 2014. From their first concert, the duo has maintained a very busy performing schedule, performing in recital series across Canada.
Clare was under the guidance of the famous Canadian pianist Jane Coop, who was the head of the piano department at University of British Columbia. Clare received her Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music in New York, studying with Dr. Arkady Aronov. She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Victoria, studying with Professor Eva Solar-Kinderman.
Clare is currently residing in Vancouver, Canada with her husband. She is an active performer and she has been a frequent guest on FairChild Radio and FairChild Television discussing topics about music learning. She also runs her own piano studio, with the hopes of inspiring young talents to find their love for music.