Visiting Assistant Professor (Collaborative Piano/Woodwinds)
Hailed as a musician of “sophistication and elegance,” Australian/Chinese pianist Theresa Leung has distinguished herself as a collaborative pianist and chamber musician throughout America, Europe and Australia. She is frequently invited to collaborate with instrumentalists, including members of the Boston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, and Sydney Symphony, among others. In recent times, these included collaborations with Richard Svoboda and Robert Sheena of the BSO, and trio performances for the Boston Wind Society’s Double Reed Day with Sheena and Richard Ranti.
Festival appearances include the Kniesel Hall Chamber Music festival, the Music Academy of the West, the Banff Centre, Orford Arts Centre, the Bad Bertrich and Murrhardt piano festivals, among others. She has also worked at the Killington Summer Music Festival, as chamber music faculty and staff pianist. As a chamber musician, she is a founding member of the prize-winning Trio Auloi, together with Paul Lueders, oboe, and Michelle Keem, bassoon. Formed at New England Conservatory, and winners of the NEC Chamber Music Honors Competition, Trio Auloi performed across the US, including premiers of new music works and recitals in Jordan Hall, Boston. Leung also maintains a working duo-partnership with her brother, Dutch/Australian-trained classical saxophonist, Dr Peter Leung.
Prior to joining the Jacobs School of Music, Leung completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New England Conservatory, majoring in Collaborative Piano, where she coached for the Collaborative Piano department, and was the director and teacher of the Piano for Non-Majors Course. She was also a faculty pianist for the NEC Preparatory School. At NEC, her primary mentors included Vivian Hornik Weilerstein (to whom she was a Teaching Assistant), Cameron Stowe and Jonathan Feldman. Further chamber music studies with Richard Svoboda, Donald Weilerstein, and Roger Tapping. Leung also holds the M.M in Collaborative Piano from the Cleveland Institute of Music, Artist Diploma in Solo Piano from the Glenn Gould School, B.Mus from the University of New South Wales and the Licentiate of Music diploma (L.Mus.A) and Associate of Music diploma (A.Mus.A), Australia. Other important mentors include John Perry, Virginia Weckstrom, Marc Durand, Leon Fleisher and Daniel Shapiro.