Pianist Chia-Hui Clare Yuan is an active performer and highly sought-after teacher in Vancouver. She performs most regularly in the piano four-hands setting with her husband, pianist Scott Meek, as The Meeks Duo.
Ms. Yuan has been invited to perform in many music series across western Canada, including Capilano University Cap Classics, West Vancouver Community Arts Council, Qualicum Beach Music on Sunday, and Valley CrossWay. Ms. Yuan 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 and her passionate conducting was loved by the audience. Soon after her wedding in 2013, she formed the Meeks Duo in 2014 with her husband, pianist Dr. Scott Meek. From their first concert, the duo has maintained a very busy performing schedule, performing in recital series across Canada. In 2019, they did their first concert tour in Asia, including performances in Japan and at the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, where they were most well-received and loved. They have been invited to return to the Taiwan National Concert Hall for another concert in April 2021.
Ms. Yuan continues to find ways to take her piano skills further. She currently studies with legendary piano duo, Kenneth Broadway and Ralph Markham. She also studied with renowned Canadian pianist Jane Coop at University of British Columbia. Ms. Yuan 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. She studied with Christine Eschman prior to her undergraduate studies.
Born in Taiwan, Ms. Yuan is currently residing in Vancouver, Canada with her husband. She is a frequent guest on FairChild Radio and FairChild Television, where she discusses topics related to music-learning. She also has a busy teaching schedule, with the hopes of inspiring young talents to find their love for music.