Theresa Yu is an Australian pianist who graduated with a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from the Royal College of Music in 2018. She was a Mike Rimmer Scholar and RCM Scholar, and was supported throughout her studies by a Lucy Ann Jones Scholarship, a Somers-Mountfort Scholarship, and the Zetland Foundation. Theresa studied under Professor Andrew Ball.
Theresa received her AMusA in 2006 and her LMusA in 2010 from the Australian Music Examinations Board, and has been awarded many prizes from state-wide and national competitions in Australia. Her performing career has spanned across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and China, and she has performed at venues such as the Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Sydney Opera House, Princess Alexandra Hall, Dartmouth House, and St Paul’s Cathedral. Theresa has performed at the Lucas Parklands Young Musicians’ Festival, opened the 2016 Tiromoana Summer Concert Series in New Zealand and given a series of masterclasses and performances in Chongqing as a guest artist.
While on a full music scholarship at Pymble Ladies' College, Theresa performed the first movement of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 on the harpsichord with the PLC Chamber Strings, under the mentorship of Paul Dyer, Artistic Director of the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. She has also been broadcast numerous times on ABC Television, 90.3 ABC Coast FM and Fine Music 102.5. Theresa is immensely passionate about outreach work, and has worked as a pianist on the Memory Lane programme at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and collaborated on Music for Social Action, a project running music workshops for refugees.