It is her passion for the piano that defines Yiyun Gu. Her performances are luminous and delicately shaded, her technique superb, and her mastery of subtle emotions and telling details outstanding for one so young. With an extensive performance history Yiyun is a superb choice for corporates, significant events, major recitals and house parties. Whether you need solemn reflective music or celebratory joy, Yiyun’s beguiling sense of style, her versatility and her choice of repertoire are always judicious and enjoyable.
Yiyun Gu completed Master of Music at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music under Associate Professor Stephen McIntyre AM, who is one of Australia’s most distinguished pianists and teachers. She was awarded the 3rd prize in the 2015 ASKM (Australian Society for Keyboard Music) Gold Coast Open Piano Competition. Recently, Yiyun traveled to UK with a scholarship and a grant to participate in the Chetham's International Summer School and Festival for Pianists, where she had masterclasses with many international pianists including Leslie Howard, Murray McLachlan, Graham Scott, and Helen Krizos.
In 2015, She performed for Team of Pianists, Music Lovers' Society of Victoria, and Sophie's Voice Choir. In both 2014 and 2015, she was selected to perform in the 3MBS “Talent” live broadcast. She competed in the 6th China International Piano Competition and Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition in Australia in 2013, and she was one of the finalists in the 2014 and 2012 Australian National Piano Award. In March 2013, Yiyun was one of the 27 Australia’s finest pianists performed for 3MBS Beethoven Marathon at The Edge in Federation Square, Melbourne. In 2011, she performed with the Melbourne University Symphony Orchestra at Melbourne Town Hall, and was selected to participate in the Australia National Academy of Music Festival. In 2009, she gave a Debussy recital for 3MBS FM “Live at the Convent” program. Yiyun is also enthusiastic about chamber music. She is the pianist in the newly formed Cadencia Ensemble.