February 2012

Soloist, Tacoma Symphony Orchestra (Rialto Theater), Chopin F minor piano concerto

Maestro Harvey Felder, Conducting

“…fluid vocality by Seattle pianist Regina Yeh,…her gracious phrases underlaid with rapid-fire intensity. This was no mealy-mouthed Chopin, but a fiercely ardent Polish one, Yeh building each section onto the next with implacable logic and flawless virtuosity. In the second movement she connected the tender melody with gossamer threads of delicate passegiata, and in the third she danced over the leaps, scales and arpeggios with the ever-beautiful grace of a ballerina, never over-stated, and thoroughly deserving the standing ovation and armful of flowers given by an enthusiastic audience.” – Tacoma News Tribune, Feb. 2012.

March, 2012 Judge, Edmonds Music Teachers Scholarship Competition
May 2013 Adjudicator, Lake Washington Music Teachers Association

March 2014 and 2015

Adjudicator, Eastside Music Teachers' Association
May 2015 Seattle International Piano Festival, Judge, Romantic Festival
July 2015 Seattle International Piano Competition: Judge, preliminary tape round
February 2016

Adjudicator, Lake Washington Music Teachers Association

Judge, Solo and Ensemble Competition, Snohomish-King Music Educators Association

March 2016 Adjudicator, Gig Harbor Music Teachers Association
March 2016 Adjudicator, Olympia Music Teachers Association
Sept. 19th, 2009

Collaborative Artists Northwest Performance Group Debut

PLU, Lagerquist Concert Hall 8pm

Oct. 3rd, 2009 Judge, Bach Festival Competition
Oct. 22-25, 2009

College Music Society National Conference, Portland, Oregon

Conference Presenter: Lecture Performance on Chinese Piano Music

November 1st, 2009

CAEW Performing Group, Richmond Beach Church, Shoreline

To benefit, amongst others, Mary's Place

Nov. 8th, 2009 CAEW Performing Group, Seattle Asian Art Musuem
Nov. 10th, 2009

Olympia Music Teachers' Association, Guest Presenter

"It was so nice to meet you at the OMTA meeting! Such an inspiring lecture." - Ryan Sowers, RPT Pianova Piano Service

Jan. 25th, 2010, 4pm

Jan. 26-28th, 2010

Soloist, PLU Symphony Orchestra, Chopin f minor Concerto

Lagerquist (Jan. 25th) Hall, Pacific Lutheran University

Alaska Tour: Anchorage, Homer, Eagle River(Jan. 27-29)


"Bravo!  My 15 year-old son and piano student of six months was thrilled as was I, with your performance of Chopin's piano concerto in F minor in Homer, Alaska. Alec began studying in May of 2009 and it's such a treat for him to be exposed to world-class music in this tiny coastal town.....your visit was a real treat.
Thank you for coming to Homer!"~Meg Cicciarella

Feb. 7th, 2010

3pm

CAEW Performing Group at Wing Luke AsianMuseum, Seattle

Special Patron Concert and Party

"Thank you for a delightful event at the Wing Luke last Sunday. The setting was gorgeous, the food was delicious, and the program was fascinating. The interpretive guidance throughout the concert really made a difference in the level of appreciation that I had for the music. Storytelling is fundamental to human experience and making sure that the stories come alive when people listen to the music is a considerable achievement.
I thought the Japanese 4 Seasons piece worked particularly well with the explanation and the demonstrations. I don’t think anyone missed the Mount Fuji is Number One theme, the snowflake theme, or the icicle theme when they came around in the performance. Likewise with the transition to the minor mode for the humid summer followed by the typhoon." - John L. Kim, Executive Director, Northwest Hospital Foundation

Feb. 12th, 2010

9:30am

Tacoma Music Teachers' Association, Masterclass
March 6-9, 2010

Recitals with Hillary Herndon, Violist:

Sunday at the Commons, Bainbridge, Washington

University of Washington School of Music

Pacific Lutheran University

March 27th, 2010

Soloist with Yakima Symphony Orchestra, Chopin f minor Concerto

"Regina played the Chopin Concerto with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra, with our own conductor, Nik Caoile on the podium. She played marvelously, SUCH a beautiful 2nd movement, and stunning outside movements.  She played an outstanding concert! " - Dr. Peter Gries, Music Department Chair, Central Washington University

April 10th, 2010

7pm

CAEW Performing Group, Sherman Clay Downtown Seattle

                                            

April 24th, 2010 Judge, Contemporary Piano Festival, Seattle

May 8th, 2010

8pm

Taiwanese Heritage Week Concert, Pacific Lutheran University

World Premiere Performance of Commissioned Piece, "Februaray Song", by Gordon Chin

                                             

"The performance was wonderful. Your piece was very good, very intense, and so fast. I really liked it!" - Jason Pang

"The concert was amazing! My friends and i were highly impressed, even though none of us was Taiwanese."- Greg Guzik

May 13th, 2010

10:30am

South King County Music Teachers' Association, Guest Presenter, "Piano Technique"
May 15-16, 2010 Portland Music Teachers' Association, Scholarship competition, Judge, Portland, OR
May 26th-28th, 2010

Oregon Music Teachers' Association, Guest Presenter and Masterclass teacher, Portland, OR

"Dr.Yeh: I had pleasure of attending (as an observer) your recent Master Class in Portland with my piano teacher, Solveig Sorensen. Even though I am an adult beginner (really, a beginner), it was so wonderful to not only hear the pieces played by the talented young pianists, but then to see how you were able, in a few minutes, to totally transform and improve their playing. It may sound corny, but it really was thrilling. And I also learned a lot, and know now why my teacher spent time having me just drop my hands on the keys. :)."- Pamela Pescara

June 6th, 2010

House Concert and workshop - "Piano Technique", Olympia, Washington

June 18th, 2010 CAEW reception/concert, Broadway Center, Tacoma Washington
October 2nd, 2010 Judge, Bach Festival, Northwest Piano Education (SIPF)

November 6th, 2010

7:30pm

Seattle Music Teachers' Association, Benefit Recital

Sherman Clay, Downtown Seattle

November 14th, 2010 4pm Second City Chamber Music Series, Tacoma Washington
March 2011

Adjudicator, Snohomish County Music Teachers' Association

Adjudicator, Eastside Music Teachers' Association

Judge, Helen Crowe Snelling Music Competition, Bellevue Music Club

October 2011 and 2013 and 2014 Judge, Bach Festival Competition (SIPF)

 

Highlights and Comments:

Read Northwest Asian Weekly Article on Regina Yeh, Feb. 16th, 2008

Ten Grands 08 Performance on YouTube

July 2006

Solo Recital -Academie D'ete Francis Poulenc, Francis Poulenc Auditorium, Brive-La-Gaillarde,  France

Program of Brahms, Chopin and Ligeti

November 2006

Solo Recital and Masterclass, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon

"I had the pleasure of hearing Regina Yeh give a recital at Portland State U. in November of 2006.  It was a stunning recital from start to finish. Her playing is imaginative and heartfelt.  She plays with style and flair and always with a tasteful ear.  I was impressed with the ease in which she played the most difficult technical passages.  Regina is a professional pianist in every regard.  I felt very lucky to be at the concert.  It's one I won't forget." - Linda Barker - Concert Pianist, former faculty University of Portland

February 2007

Jury member and masterclasses: 2007 Margaret A. Guthman Keyboard Competition, Atlanta, Georgia

"It was a treat to have you here and your contributions were deeply appreciated. Please know that I am 

grateful for your help and that your comments and teaching in the master classes were very popularly

received. You played a key role in the Guthman Keyboard Competition.  I hope your students in Seattle

know how fortunate they are to be in your studio." – Dr. Frank Clark, Director, Guthman Keyboard Competition

April 6th, 2007

EWPA: Two Piano, Four Hands, Six Hands Concert with Nancy Jang and Jennifer Bowman, guest artists

World Premieres: Byron Au Yong (Island); Kim Guk-Jin (Spring in the city of Lo-Yang) Seattle, Washington

Regina Yeh, Jennifer Bowman and Nancy Jang/Piano six hands (Left to Right)(photo Steve Dunsmore)

"With three players on one piano...was an outstanding performance......Regina Yeh and Nancy Jang played with dramatic sound and wonderful style.  They communicated with the audience with many different colorful sounds......earning their standing ovation by the audience" - Korean Central Daily

"Spring in Luoyang.....was loved and enjoyed by many of the Korean audience members and included familiar Korean traditional rhythmic patterns and an exciting ending." - Korean Times

April 27th, 2007 and November 17th, 2007

Masterclass for MTNA West Sound Music Teachers' Chapter, Washington

"The recent master class with Regina Yeh was absolutely top-notch - thank you (and Helen) for bringing such an extraordinary teacher to us." - Mary Grant, Pianist and Teacher

"Such incredible fine points of performance make me marvel at the human capacity for expression. It's amazing how just the tiniest angle or release of the hands make so much difference and how the whole body coordinates and supports each change. The part about the repetition, the discipline, the precision, perfection and finally the "release" is almost mind boogling. You've given me a gift in learning to fine tune my listening skills. I am most grateful to you for the education and the pleasure." - Shirley, audience member

August 18th, 2007

Collaborative Artists EastWest summer workshop

CAEWSummerYouthWorkshop2007-flyer and application

November 10th, 2007

Judge, Music Teachers' National Association, New Jersey State Performance Competitions

January 3rd, 2008

Seattle Art Museum, 12:10pm, Joint Recital, Ladies Musical Club

"The Schumann was so eloquent and powerful. I've never heard the slow movement sound so beautiful. The man behind me was actually singing along (that was NOT so beautiful, but we were all moved by the music!) " - Selina Chu, Seattle Music Teacher/audience member

February 22nd, 2008

Margaret A. Guthman Keyboard Competition 2008, Jury member and masterclass teacher, Atlanta Georgia

Masterclass (Photo from George Tech Alumni Magazine)

March 27th-28th, 2008

Solo Recital and Masterclass, University of Idaho, Lionel Hampton School of Music, Moscow, Idaho

Masterclass

March 14th, 2008

Guest Artist - South King County Chapter, Music Teachers' Association - Des Moines, Washington

"I just wanted to be sure to thank you on behalf of our South King County Chapter for your wonderful concert on the 14th....(we) were treated to a very delightful concert.  I had a student come to her lesson after hearing you play and said she was very inspired and practiced a whole lot during the days following your concert. Thank you for putting your heart into YOUR work. The concert really "spoke" to us." - Sharon Clark, Vice President, SKC

April 5th, 2008, 7:30pm (9:30pm reception)

Collaborative Artists EastWest, Choir Gala at Kirkland Performance Center, Kirkland, Washington

Featuring the Rong Rong Chinese Choir, The SunHak International Children's Choir, and the Marketstreet Singers in Favorites of the East and West

www.caestwest.org

Triple Choir Number (Nancy Jang, Regina Yeh, Piano)

April 13th, 2008 West Sound Chapter, MTNA - Scholarship competition judge
May 1st, 2008

Solo Recital, Sherman Clay Northwest Piano Showcase and Piano Lovers' Club

"Thank you for your emotion, passion and caring as expressed through your pianism this evening. " - Dr. Mike Matesky

" I love your last piece and all of the Chinese pieces. It is so beautiful and poetic." - Tien-Yin Chen, pianist/teacher

"One word to describe your May 1st recital: WOW! Your dedication, intensity, and passion really showed" - Hang-Ping Chen

May 4th, 2008

First Sundays at the Commons, solo recital, 4pm, Bainbridge, Washington

May 9th, 2008

Solo recital and Masterclass, Brigham Young University - Idaho

Solo Recital, Brigham Young University-Idaho

"We were very pleased to have you. A student commented to me how artistically you play. It was a beautifully choreographed program and performance....... elegance in motion and beauty of sound. ......" Dr. Steve Allen, Professor of Piano, Brigham Young University-Idaho

May 17th, 2008

"Ten Grands" with Michael Allen Harrison, Benaroya Hall, Seattle

Ten Grand Advertisement from the December 2007 Seattle Weekly

http://www.poncho.org/tengrands.shtml

Seattle Times Article, May 13th, 2008

  Benaroya Hall

May 19th, 2008 Solo Recital, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington
May 21st, 2008 Solo Recital, Canyon Wren Recital Hall, Icicle Creek Music Center, 7pm, sponsored by Wenatchee Chapter of MTNA, proceeds go to the memorial piano fund, in honor of the late Joy Henderson, Leavenworth, Washington

May 27th, 2008

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 8pm, New York, New York 

Excerpts from New York Concert Review for May 27th, 2008, Weill Hall Carnegie Hall:

"Of all Ms. Yeh’s many virtues apparent at her recital, including her interesting programming, her easy manner in speaking about the music to her audience, and her obvious commitment to bridging East and West, it was the passionate involvement in her playing that most struck this listener. She tore into Schumann’s Sonata in G minor (Op. 22) like a tigress, maintaining intensity throughout.... Ms. Yeh’s fiery musicality is wonderful...... Taiwanese Ma Shui-Long’s “A Sketch of the Rainy Harbor”.... Ms. Yeh absolutely sold the piece. Even if parts of the composition seemed to have surprisingly more West than East, it didn’t really matter, with such communicative playing, whether it was East, West, North or South..... two folk pieces, Ms. Yeh served as vital advocate.... Chopin’s Barcarolle, Op. 60, a loving adieu to the West, followed by Zhou Long’s brilliantly primitivist "Wu Kui."  An encore of Schumann’s Arabesque was meltingly beautiful."

May 30th, 2008

Concerto Soloist: Korea Mozart Orchestra - Mozart Piano Concerto K.488, Youngsanarthall: http://www.youngsanarthall.com/ , Seoul, South Korea

Piano Masterclass Teacher: Seoul Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary

June 23rd-27th, 2008

Guest Presenter, Washington State Music Teachers' Association, Annual Conference, Bremerton, Washington

“The Silk Road in Your Studio: Exploring Contemporary Piano Music from the Far East”

July 6-20th, 2008 Faculty Artist, Sewanee Music Festival, The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
August 7th, 2008

Guest Artist, Seattle Art Museum - First Thursday Arts for All "Inspiring Impressionism", 6-8pm

August 10th, 2008; 1pm

National Flute Association Convention, Kansas City - Chamber Music Presentation with Donna Shin, flute and Shannon Spicciati, oboe

" The William Tell was delightful—an animated and inspiring display of rapid-tempo artistry by the three, playing in tight, crisp ensemble. The trio by Madeleine Dring was remarkable—with rich sonorities, rapid chase ‘scenes’ between the flute and oboe, and wry humor powered by the fine balance achieved by Shin, Spiccati, and Yeh.  This flute-oboe-piano Trio is a much-appreciated ‘window’ through which to glimpse the fun-loving, comical temperament of Madeleine Dring. Shin, Spicciati, and Yeh did a brilliant job of bringing this piece to life. Bravo!" -  (Ro Hancock-Child) Chamber Music Today, Aug 10th, 2008
http://chambermusictoday.blogspot.com/2008/08/flute-chamber-music-is-not-all-serious.html

August 23rd, 2008 CAEW, Youth Workshop, Bellevue Christian Church, www.caeastwest.org
October 17th, 2008

Guest Pianist, A little Night Music Series, Bellevue Philharmonic, Bellevue Art Museum

October 18th and 19th, 2008

Soloist, Rainier Symphony: Tchaikowsky Concerto No. 1

                            

November, 2008 NAAAP Gala Performance of CAEW Special Young Artist Award
November 7th-9th, 2008 Judge, Washington State Music Teachers Association Performance Competitions, Highline Community College, Des Moines, Washington
Feb. 27-28th, 2009 Judge and Masterclass teacher, Weber State University Piano Festival, Utah
March 3rd, 2009 Masterclass: Puyallup Valley Chapter of MTNA
March 2009

Adjudications at the Edmonds Chapter of MTNA

Adjudications at Eastside Chapter of MTNA

Adjudications at the South King County Chapter of MTNA

March 21st, 2009 Helen Crowe Snelling Competition, Judge
March 24th, 2009 Scholarship Competition, MTNA Gig Harbor Chapter, Judge
March 26th, 2009

10 Grands Seattle Preview - Sherman Clay Recital Hall, Downtown Seattle

April 3rd, 2009

7pm

10 Grands Seattle 2009, Benaroya Hall, Seattle

April 26th, 2009

3pm

Faculty Solo Recital, Pacific Lutheran University
May 1st 2009

Solo Recital, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

http://music.uaa.alaska.edu/Regina Yeh.html

May 4th, 2009

Solo Recital, Yakima Washington

The Seasons: Late Beethoven Sonatas Series, Final Concert

May 26th, 2009

Seoul, Korea, soloist with Guri Philharmonic, Emperor Concerto - Beethoven

                                  

June 6th,2009 Solo Recital and masterclass at Sechuan Music Conservatory, Chengdu China
July 5th-26th, 2009

Artist Faculty - Sewanee Summer Music Festival

                                  

Collaborative Artists EastWest: www.caeastwest.org


CAEW Founders/Board of Directors: Abhijay Bhatia, Cortilia Lin, Regina Yeh, Sarah Lin Bhatia, Nancy Jang, Mari Corpuz (pictured at far right)

CAEW Inaugural Artist: Dr. Chiu-Ling Lin presented an East-West Program of Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Tan Dun and Chinese and Japanese gems to the delight of a diverse, capacity audience!  (February 17th, 2008)

CAEW Triple Choir Concert: Chris Vincent (Director of MarketStreet Singers)conducting the mass choir number (Left Image) consisting of Rong Rong Chinese Choir (middle image), MarketStreet Singers, and Sun-Hak International Children's Peace Choir (April 5th, 2008).  (Steve Chen photos)

Accolades for East-West Piano Arts

East-West Piano Arts postcard (PDF) (front)
East-West Piano Arts postcard (PDF) (back)

EWPA concert, February 9th 2007
"The evening was a stunning success. The music was beautiful, especially Paul's Piano Quintet, and the performances were at the highest level. Also there was a large audience, and I had not seen most of them at anything at UW School of Music before. I find it wonderful when new music manages to be both technically perfect in construction and heartfelt and inspiring, all at the same time." - Dr. Gloria Swisher

"a triumph of adventurous programming and superb performances....wonderfully balanced!  I was honored to be its first composer-in-residence.  Congratulations for mounting this challenging and extremely worthwhile festival!" - Paul Chihara

Paul Chihara and musicians - EWPA presents the American Premiere of his new piano quintet, 'La Foce", University of Washington School of Music