speak out

exchange views & ideas 


Twelve talented fellows, chosen by their teachers through a private selection process, meet each month to learn, perform, and share ideas. Through partnerships with the Yale School of Music and The Juilliard School, students engage with professors and experience master classes and lectures by world-renowned scholars and pianists.  

At Yale, they are personally escorted by master curators of the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments, and perform in such venues as the Yale Art Museum, Sterling Library, and Sprague Hall. 

There is a cultural exchange as these pianists, from different cities and conservatories meet and become a family - creating ties for years to come. Upon graduation, they become ambassadors for their community.

2019-2020 Fellows

Lucas Amory
Ruochong “Steven” Cui
Zachary Guo
Andrew Gu
Philip Hoover
Jun Shimada
Anaïs (Keyi) Wang
Natalie Zhang
Harmony Zhu

Educational Cooperation

Yale Collection of Musical Instruments
Metropolitan Museum
Yale Art Gallery
Steinway Factory
Yehudi Wyner

pedagogues INVOLVED

Dean Robert Blocker
Veda Kaplinsky
Gary Graffman
Hung-Kuan Chen
Tema Blackstone
Boris Berman
Christopher Elton
Melvin Chen
Noa Kageyama
Martin Bresnick
Sascha Korsantia
Matti Raekalio
Wei-Yi Yang
Robert McDonald


Young Mentors

Gifted graduates teaching the younger generations.

Niu Niu, Max Foster, Sean Chen, Chu Yue, Robert Fleitz, Chris Goodpasture, A. Bu

PAST Fellows (2015-2018)

Avery Gagliano
Maxim Lando
Chelsea Guo
Jeffrey Chin
Zeyu Shen
Johanna Bufler
Hechengzi Li
Ivan Wenfang Han
Youlan Yi
Jess Larsen
Derek Wang
Coco Ma
Caroline Hsu