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“While the printed score is in two-dimensional black and white, music is a living language. I love helping students bring the notes to life and express the music as a colorful, three-dimensional world.”


about cicilia

A versatile solo pianist, avid chamber musician, and dedicated educator Cicilia Yudha has given performances, presentations, and master classes in the US, Europe, and Southeast Asia. She made her debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at Severance Hall in 2003. In recognition of her musicianship and artistic expression, Yudha was awarded the "Rosario Marciano Prize", and presented a solo recital in Vienna sponsored by the Vienna International Piano Academy in Austria. She is a frequent guest soloist with the Duke University Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Harry Davidson. Navona Records released her debut CD Selected Piano Works by Robert Casadesus and Henri Dutilleux in September 2016.


As a creative artist, she has enjoyed collaborations with musicologist Ewelina Boczkowska, tap dancer Claudia Rahardjanoto, and Polish Folk Dance specialists Christine Cobb and Staś Kmieć. She has presented lecture recitals at National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Frances Clark Center for Keyboard Pedagogy “From the Artist Bench” webinar series, TEDx Talks, the Ohio Music Teachers Association Conferences, the College Music Society (CMS) National Conferences, and CMS Regional Conferences. She regularly presents Preview Concert Lectures for the renowned Cleveland Orchestra at the Severance Center.


Passionate about music education and community service, Yudha has served as a piano faculty at the New England Conservatory (NEC) Secondary Piano Department, NEC Preparatory School, and the Cleveland Institute of Music Piano Preparatory Department, and she has served as a staff collaborative pianist of Boston Children’s Chorus and Eastern Music Festival.


More recently, she served as Associate Professor of Piano at the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University, where she received the university's Distinguished Professorship Award in scholarship. She is also a founding member of the Dana Piano Trio, which made their Carnegie Hall debut in 2019.


Dr. Yudha holds degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, and the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) and is a recipient of the Steinway Top Teacher Award. Currently, she lives in Hudson, OH, with her husband and their two young children.

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