Oriental performing Arts Center, Shanghai China
ABOUT- YONGMEI HU
Zubin Mehta, the world's greatest conductor and Yongmei's mentor, write: "Miss Hu has excellent control, plays with great articulation and has wonderful musical insight. I wish her the best, as I know she will make a substantial career."
Yongmei made her Lincoln center Alice Tully sold out solo recital debut in May 2011 and Carnegie Hall debut in April 2007. In November 2007, Dream Makers Music signed a record contract with Yongmei. A new album of Yongmei playing Schubert B Flat Sonata D.960 and Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition will be released soon.
Yongmei has appeared with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra in Guangzhou Xinhai Concert Hall, performing Mozart C Major Piano concert K.467; performed the Brahms D Minor Piano with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra at the Shanghai Oriental Art Center-Concert Hall to great success; She has performed the Chopin E minor piano Concerto at the prestige Rudolfino Dvorak Hall in Prague with the Musici de Praga orchestra and has toured Russia performing the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra at the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow; with the St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra at the Big Philharmonic Hall in St. Petersburg; and with the Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Opera House in Azerbaijan to great success.
In April 2012, Yongmei was honored to perform for the US- China business leaders forum in New York City where President Bill Clinton was the key note speaker.
In October 2009, Yongmei togather with Melissa Etheridge performed at the Breast Cancer Symposium in Washington DC, sponsored by Hard Rock International; In October 2008, Yongmei appeared with actor Chevy Chase, and Danny Aiello in the Believe Concert in Phoenix at the Orpheum Theater fundraising for children with Cancer.
It has been Yongmei's passion and vision that our children are the future for classical music and for a better world. She has been very much involved with a multicultural children's foundation called Alphabet Kids. Another new album of Lullabies recorded for Alphabet Kids will be released later this year.
Yongmei has also performed many solo recitals including recitals at the Carmel Music Society's subscription Recital Series, the Los Angeles County Museum recital series which was live radio broadcast on K-Mozart. Yongmei has performed on KQED radio in San Francisco, has appeared on Grand Piano Television, and the Pacific Abroad Television. Yongmei has participated in the Aspen and Banff Music Festivals, the Moulin D'Ante Festivel in France and the Russian Hulkshule in Germany.
Yongmei started to play the piano at the age of five, participated as a soloist at the Shanghai Spring Festival at the age of ten and attended the middle school of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music at the age of twelve. She earned her BA at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music with Professor Nathan Schwartz, a pupil of the legendary French pianist Alfred Cortot. Yongmei graduated with a MFA from the University of California in Los Angeles. During those years, she studied with Professor Aube Tzerko, the assistant to the legendary pianist Arthur Schnabel, and also studied with the famous Russian pedagogue Vitaly Margulis. In addition, Yongmei has worked with great pianists like Andras Schiff, Loen Fleisher, Richard Goode, Gyorgy Sebek, Yefim Bronfman, Stephen Kovacevich and Fu Song.
Yongmei currently lives in Malibu, California. Yongmei maintains a busy schedule of performing and teaching. Among her students are the children of Chevy Chase, Dustin Hoffman, Pierce Brosnan, Jane Harman, Alan Horn and Alfred Mann.