ABOUT ELLYSES KUAN

A native of Hong Kong, Ellyses started taking piano lessons at age three. She received a full scholarship for her Masters Degree, studying Piano Performance with Barry Snyder at the Eastman School of Music, and was selected to represent Hong Kong at the International Kirishima Music Festival in Japan. Among her other major teachers and mentors were Dr. Siu-Wan Chair Fang and Paul Odette. She also performed in masterclasses by John Perry, Dang Thai Son and Malcolm Bilson. Ellyses is enthusiastic about chamber music and collaborates with artists from all over the world. She also performs as a soloist and is particularly passionate about Baroque and Classical performance practices, striving to bring authentic music interpretation to her audiences. Aside from being an active performer, Ellyses is currently the music director of EKS Music School in Quincy, MA. She has taught piano master classes in Boston, New York, San Diego, Greensboro, Green Bay, Toronto, Taiwan and Hong Kong. She is also a founding member of the Boston-based piano cello duo, Duo Amie (www.duoamie.org). Ellyses spoke on the Boston GuitarFest Roundtable Panel about Entrepreneurship and Making a Career in Music Work, in 2014, and her music school was also featured in the Boston Globe the same year. In 2017, she participated in the 42nd Annual Classical Music Festival Eisenstadt Summer Academy, in Eisenstadt, Austria. She is President of the Massachusetts Music Teacher Association, and received a 2017 Steinway & Sons Top Music Teacher award.  

Photographer: Cary Chu