Yue Qu

Yue was born in Qingdao, China, and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He golds a Master degree from the Royal  Conservatory of Music. During his teenage years, he had been successful in numerous piano competitions. Since then he has performed at special events in three continents, such as Salzburg’s Weiner Salle in Austria, Duke’s Hall in London and the Chan Center in his hometown Vancouver. He also performed in other events held in China, Japan, Taiwan, and embassy of Russia in Japan. Yue incorporates both Baroque and contemporary music in his work. This is due to his interest in the composer and pianist Ferruccio Busoni. He actively looks for Busoni’s less-known work to perform. Yue came in third in 2009 Knigge competition and was the winner of the UBC Concerto. He was subsequently invited to perform with the UBC Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra. He also received the Johann Strauss Foundation Award in 2009 to advance his studies at the Mozart Conservatory in Austria. In 2013, he received the Else Cross Brahms Award from the Royal College of Music in London. Yue graduated from UBC Conservatory of Music and Royal Conservatory of Music under the supervision of Sara Davis Buechner and Hamish Mine. He is studying at the University of Southern California with Jeffrey Kahane. Yue was taught by many music masters, including the renowned teacher Edward Parker, and pianist Ian Parker, He was also fortunate enough to be instructed by Anton Kurrti, Robert Levin, Joanna MacGregor, Pascal Devoyon and Steven Osborne. Yue returned to China numerous time during his study to hold solo concerts, where he worked hand in hand with the famous pianist Sara Davis Buchner for a duo-piano program. He also taught master classes and performed one of Dun Tan’s “Eight Watercolor Notes” at his solo recital. The local news published and reported that “Yue Qu challenges Dun Tan’s famous piece” and reviewed his concert.