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Hailed as a musician of “sophistication and elegance,” Australian-Chinese pianist, Dr Theresa Leung, has distinguished herself as soloist, collaborative pianist, chamber musician and pedagogue, throughout North America, Europe and Australia. She is currently on the Collaborative Piano faculty of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music (University of Sydney), where she teaches Collaborative Piano Principal/Major Study as well as undergraduate and postgraduate- level collaborative piano courses. Additionally, she collaborates with instrumental and vocal students in recital preparation, and coaches chamber music. She was formerly Visiting Assistant Professor and Post-doctoral Scholar in Collaborative Piano at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, USA, and a founding member of IU's Chamber and Collaborative Music Department. 


Dr Leung completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano at New England Conservatory (Boston, USA), Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music (USA), and Artist Diploma in Solo Piano at the Glenn Gould School (Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada). Her primary teachers included Vivian Hornik Weilerstein (to whom she was Teaching Assistant), Cameron Stowe, Jonathan Feldman, Virginia Weckstrom and John Perry. Additional Piano studies with the late Leon Fleisher, Marc Durand, Daniel Shapiro and David Louie, and Chamber Music studies with Donald Weilerstein, Peter Salaff, the late Roger Tapping, Richard Svoboda, Joel Smirnoff, Merry Peckham, and the Cleveland, Juilliard, Borromeo and Cavani String Quartets


As a performer, .she is frequently invited to collaborate with instrumentalists, including members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, and Sydney Symphony Orchestra, among others. In recent times, these include collaborations with Richard Svoboda and Robert Sheena of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and trio performances for the Boston Wind Society’s Double Reed Day with Sheena and Richard Ranti. Other festival appearances include the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival (USA), the Music Academy of the West (USA), the Banff Centre (Canada), Orford Arts Centre (Canada), the Bad Bertrich and Murrhardt Piano Festivals (Germany), among others. She has also worked at the Killington Summer Music Festival (USA), as chamber music faculty and staff pianist. As a chamber musician, she is a founding member of the prize-winning ensemble, Trio Auloi. Formed in Boston, and Winner of the NEC Chamber Music Honors Competition, Trio Auloi performed across the United States, including premiers of new music works and recitals in Jordan Hall, Boston (a designated National Historic Landmark). Dr Leung also maintains a working-partnership with Canadian violinist, Jae-won Bang, of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and performs in 'Duo Leung' with her brother, Dutch/Australian-trained classical saxophonist and Yamaha Artist, Dr Peter Leung, which toured the East Coast and Midwest US giving performances and master classes shortly before the Covid outbreak.

In addition to her recent positions at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Indiana University, Dr Leung has held tertiary-level positions at the New England Conservatory, Boston, USA; the Cleveland Institute of Music, USA; and the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada; including Director of the Piano for Non-Majors Program and Collaborative Piano Coach at New England Conservatory. She has been a Collaborative Pianist for the studios of Donald Weilerstein (vln), the late Roger Tapping (vla), Joel Smirnoff (vln), Laurence Lesser (vlc), Paul Katz (vlc), Kim Kashkashian (vla), Malcolm Lowe (vln), Paul Kantor (vln), Otis Murphy (sax), William Preucil (vln), James Campbell (cl) and Eli Eban (cl), among others. She was also a Staff Pianist at the Cleveland Music Settlement and NEC Preparatory School.

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