Ellyses Kuan
Accompanist

Ellyses Kuan 

Accompanist

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A native of Hong Kong, Ellyses started taking piano lessons at age three. She received a full scholarship for her Masters Degree, studying Piano Performance with Barry Snyder at the Eastman School of Music, and was selected to represent Hong Kong at the International Kirishima Music Festival in Japan.

 

Among her other major teachers and mentors were Dr. Siu-Wan Chair Fang, Paul Odette,  and WU Dao-Wai. She also performed in masterclasses by John Perry, Dang Thai Son, and Malcolm Bilson.

Ellyses is enthusiastic about chamber music and collaborates with artists from all over the world. She performs as a soloist and is particularly passionate about Baroque and Classical performance practices, striving to bring authentic music interpretation to her audiences.

Aside from being an active performer, Ellyses is currently the music director of EKS Music School in Quincy, MA. She has taught piano master classes in Boston, New York, San Diego, Greensboro, Green Bay, Toronto, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

She is also a founding member of Boston-based piano and cello duo, Duo Amie (www.duoamie.org).

 

She performed at Austria's Schloss Esterházy in the 2017 Classical Music Festival.  Ellyses spoke on the Boston GuitarFest Roundtable Panel on Entrepreneurship and Making a Career in Music Work, in 2014.

Her music school was also featured in the Boston Globe the same year.

 

She is the Immediate Past President and Archivist of the Massachusetts Music Teacher Association and has received a Steinway & Sons Top Music Teacher Award in 2017, 2018, and 2021.  Her students recently performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City.