Dr Theresa Leung
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. Formerly,Visiting Assistant Professor and Post-doctoral Scholar in Collaborative Piano at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, USA, 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.
Festival appearances include the Kniesel Hall Chamber Music festival, the Music Academy of the West, the Banff Centre, and Orford Arts Centre, among others. She is a founding member of the prize-winning Trio Auloi and maintains a working-partnership with Canadian violinist, Jae-won Bang, of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She also performs in Sydney-based 'Duo Leung', the Artist-in-Residence Ensemble at International Grammar School, with her brother, saxophonist and Yamaha Artist, Dr Peter Leung. Additionally, she has played regularly for choirs, including the Kooskõlas Choir (Sydney Estonian Choir) and the Sydney Jewish Choral Society.
A passionate advocate for music education, Dr Leung has taught at both the tertiary level and pre-school, primary and secondary levels. She is currently a Casual/Visiting Academic in Collaborative Piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music(University of Sydney), a Visiting Music Teacher (Piano/Theory) at The Kings' School, and an HSC Performance Coach and Collaborative Pianist at International Grammar School, Sydney. In addition to her faculty position at Indiana University, she has held tertiary-level positions at the New England Conservatory (NEC), 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 at NEC. Equally at home teaching children, she held positions at the NEC Preparatory School, Boston, USA; the Cogitania Gifted Children’s Center, Boston, USA; and at the Cleveland Music Settlement, USA, where she was Director of the Early Childhood Piano Program.
Dr Leung completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at New England Conservatory (Boston, USA), Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music (USA), Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School (Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, Canada), B.Mus (UNSW), L.Mus.A and A.Mus.A. She was placed First in the State in HSC 2 Unit Music and Extension Music. Mentors include: include Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, Jonathan Feldman, Dr Cameron Stowe, Virginia Weckstrom, John Perry, Leon Fleisher, Marc Durand, and members of the: Julliard, Cleveland, Borromeo and Cavani Quartets