Northwestern University, DMA
Originally from China, pianist Yetong Tang is currently pursuing the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the Bienen School of Music of the Northwestern University, studying with Dr. James Giles and Dr. Marcia Bosits. Yetong received her Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Northwestern University, and the bachelor’s degree with Magna cum Laude in Piano Performance from the Ithaca College School of Music in New York State, studying with Dr. Dmitri Novgorodsky and Dr. Jennifer Hayghe.
Yetong has performed solo recitals, duo piano recitals, and chamber music concerts in the United States, China, and Europe. She has judged competitions and given masterclasses extensively in China. In addition to her teaching in the Piano Pedagogy Program at the Northwestern University, Yetong has also given online piano lessons, piano literature classes, lectures and seminars to piano teachers and students in China. She has won numerous competitions, including the Second Prize in the Thaviu/Isaak Piano Performance Competition, the First Prize in the Ithaca College Annual Competition, the First Prize in the Ohio State MTNA Piano Competition, the First Prize in the 3rd Macau – Asia Pacific Piano Competition, the First Prize in the 7th Hong Kong Chinese Arts Festival and Competition, and the Third Prize in the 30th Smetana International Piano Competition. She has performed in masterclasses and been coached by prestigious musicians such as Boris Berman, Sara Davis Buechner, Kenneth Griffiths, Marc-André Hamelin, Douglas Humpherys, Paul Lewis, Robert McDonald, Jose Ramon Mendez, Logan Skelton, and Christian Tetzlaff.