Considered as one of the most outstanding pianists of her generation, Yang Shen has given performances in North America, Europe, and Asia to critical accolades. Her performances are described as “most sensitive” with “beautiful tone which enables her exceptional poetic expression in her personal and original way…with her fertile imagination and her great emotional capacity, audiences are thoroughly captivated and convinced by her deep profound musicality.” Ms. Shen has performed at esteemed venues, such as: the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (College Park, Maryland), Seymour Center (Sydney, Australia), Great Hall (Leeds, United Kingdom) and Tel Aviv Museum of Arts (Tel Aviv, Israel).Yang Shen has been awarded top prizes in numerous competitions, including The National Society of Arts and Letters Piano Competition, Josef Hoffman International Piano Competition, Los Angeles Liszt Piano Competition and Carmel International Music Competition. Most recently, Ms. Shen has given performances in Fort Worth, Tempe, Salt Lake City, Sioux City and Minneapolis. Her performances have been broadcasted on ABC Classics (Australia), the Israel Cultural Channel, WXEL- “Classical Variations” (FL), Minnesota Public Radio and National TV/Radio stations (China). Yang Shen has also made appearances at the world’s most celebrated music festivals, such as the Aspen Music Festival, the Pianofest in the Hamptons and the Music Academy of the West, in Santa Barbara. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with members of the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra. Active in teaching, Shen was a studio teaching assistant at the University of Southern California from 2000 to 2005. At Lynn University, she served as a piano / collaborative faculty at the Conservatory of Music and taught courses in theory, ear training, advanced piano literature and seminars on practical piano techniques from 2005-2013. Dr. Shen has also maintained a successful private teaching studio for more than 25 years. Ms. Shen holds Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Southern California, where she studied with the renowned pedagogue John Perry. Prior to moving to California, Yang Shen received a Bachelor of Music degree and graduated summa cum laude from the Lynn University Conservatory of Music. Other prominent pianists she has worked with include Ivan Davis, Philippe Entremont, Philip Evans, Philip Fowke, Jerome Lowenthal, Robert McDonald, Paul Schenly, Nelita True and Arie Vardi.