In 1995, he returned to serious classical study with the Evening Division at Juilliard studying with Lisa Kovalik and Ann Maria Trenchi de Bottazzi. He performed multiple recitals both solo and duo piano at Steinway Hall (1998), the Villa Durazzo in Santa Margherita Italy (1999), the Lincoln Center Institute (2004), the Southampton Library (2007), and the Art Museum in San Jose Costa Rica (2007). He joined several New York City serious amateur groups and recently performed at Weill Recital Hall, Baruch College, and the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center Library with the NY Piano Society. He was a finalist in the New York Amateur International Competition (2006), and was a semifinalist there (2005) and in the Washington International Amateur Competition (2007). He advanced to the semi finals in the Boston International Competition for Amateurs (2015) and received the award for the best programming. In 2020, he placed third in the Lamcaster International Piano Competition for amateurs.
In October 2013, he performed the Mozart K488 piano concerto at St, Gregory the Great Church in Manhattan with the Sinfonietta Concertanti Orchestra and then again in January 2014 in California with the California Concerto Weekend program. In 2020, he performed the Poulenc Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra with Mari Ito again with the Sinfonietta Cocertanti Orchestra.
He is a Board member of the Pianofest of the Hamptons, a training ground for young brilliant up and coming pianists run by Paul Schenly in the Summer in East Hampton, New York. He studies with Mr. Schenly regularly during the year. He is still a working Orthopedist.
Tammy began piano lessons at age 6 and as a teen, completed her piano performance diplomas and played the cello with the Singapore National Youth Orchestra. Her most memorable piano-related experience growing up was playing for noted English pianist Phyllis Sellick on her vintage Steinway that was a gift from Sir Henry Wood, the founder of the annual Proms concerts in London.
After a 20-year break away from the piano, Tammy is delighted to be playing seriously again, and to be a part of the New York Piano Society. Since her return to the piano, Tammy has been featured in Pianist magazine’s YouTube channel, and has performed in masterclasses and taken lessons with Dmitri Alexeev, Boris Berman, Noriko Ogawa, and Vyacheslav Gryaznov.
Upon moving to New York City, Yiran joined the New York Piano Society almost a decade ago and has continued his studies at The Juilliard School’s evening division. Together with NYPS, his performances have graced some of the most esteemed concert halls in the city, including Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall and Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center. Yiran’s commitment to music has also been acknowledged through accolades from various piano festivals and amatuer competitions in Fort Worth, Boston, Washington D.C., San Diego and Seattle.
Parallel to his musical pursuits, Yiran’s enthusiasm for mathematical and computing-related challenges fuels his professional career. He currently works at an investment management firm as a quantitative investment professional. As he describes himself: “Finance professional by day, husband and dad by night, number and computer nerd by brain, musician by heart.”
Recent highlights include a performance of Rachmaninoff's and Beethoven's second piano concerti with the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra, Chopin’s first piano concerto with the Penn Symphony Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and the Newark Symphony Orchestra in Delaware. She has given several performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as a performer-in-residence of the New York Piano Society. She has also been a featured soloist with the Orchestre-Atelier Ostinato and Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine in Paris and the Rochester, Birmingham-Bloomfield, Dearborn, and Warren Symphony Orchestras as well as the Detroit Symphony Civic Philharmonia in Michigan.
June is the first-prize and audience-prize winner of the 2017 Concours International de Piano Amateur de l’Ecole Polytechnique, a laureate of the 2014 Concours International de Grands Amateurs de Piano, a National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts Young Arts winner in classical piano, and a finalist in the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition. She is also a top prizewinner in several state and national piano competitions, including the Fite Family National Piano Competition.
June studied privately with Logan Skelton at the University of Michigan and Julio Elizalde at the SF Conservatory of Music. She received her MBA with graduation honors from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Harvard College with honors in economics and a secondary field in computer science.
She lives in New York and is a Strategy & Operations leader for the YouTube Business organization, focusing on making YouTube the most valuable destination for culture, creativity, and learning around the world.