Ting-Ting Yang is a collaborative pianist and multi-genre composer whose musical journey began at a young age in Taiwan. Yang crafts her career both as a collaborative pianist and composer, and has collaborated with many orchestral musicians throughout Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and the United States. Yang pursued a master’s degree in collaborative piano at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music studying with Virginia Weckstrom. She was appointed piano accompanist at the Preparatory Program at the Shepherd School of Music (2021-2022) and Teaching Assistant in collaborative piano program at Brevard Music Festival (2022). Yang is currently an associate instructor at the Jacobs School of Music while pursuing a doctoral degree in collaborative piano under Professor Anne Epperson and Kevin Murphy.
As a composer, Yang started studying in Taiwan under Professor Ching-Yu Hsiau. She was a graduate with highest distinction from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, YST (Singapore), where she studied composition under Professor Chee Kong Ho with a full scholarship. During her undergraduate years, her awarding winning orchestral composition, Portal (2019), won the North Carolina NewMusic Initiative (USA) and was fortunate to receive a world premiere by the East Carolina University Orchestra (USA) and an Asian premiere by the YST Conservatory Orchestra (Singapore). Her recent composition collaborations include the Asian Cultural Symphony Orchestra (Singapore), Jon Dante (Principal Trumpet of Singapore Symphony Orchestra), pipa player Li-Teng Huang, and violist Lauren Ross. In 2021, Yang was part of an initiative to introduce electroacoustic music to Rice University students, which led her to co-found H-Tone Electroacoustic Ensemble.