Graduate Student Recital: Pinshu Yu, Piano

Event Date: 

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Event Date Details: 

YouTube Premiere link:

Event Location: 

  • Virtual Event

Event Price: 

Free and open to the public

Event Contact: 

Adriane Cleary
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
Pinshu Yu
Graduate pianist Pinshu Yu will present a Doctor of Musical Arts recital with violinist Gulia Gurevich on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 6 pm PDT as a YouTube Premiere via the Department of Music's YouTube channel. The program will include Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Piano Sonata in F Major, K.533/494 and Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, K.526; Felix Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne Worte, Op.67; and Johannes Brahms' Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op.78. Yu is a student of UC Santa Barbara Professor Paul Berkowitz.
YouTube Premiere link:


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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Piano Sonata in F Major, K.533/494
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano, K.526
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.67
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Sonata in G Major for Violin and Piano, Op.78

About the Artist

Pinshu Yu is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts student and Teaching Assistant at UC Santa Barbara, where he studies piano performance with Professor Paul Berkowitz. Mr. Yu holds a Performance Diploma in Piano Performance from Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory of Music with highest honor. He also gained double bachelor degrees (BA and BS) from Peking University, majoring in Korean Literature and Psychology. As a pianist, he has performed in major cities in United States and China, including Boston, New York, Beijing, Shanghai and etc. His previous piano teachers include Edward Auer, Veronica Jochum, Anne Epperson, Futaba Niekawa, and etc. He also performed in master classes of pianists such as Hung-Kuan Chen, Richard Goode, Anton Kuerti, Jerome Lowenthal, Yundi Li, Yefim Bronfman, and others.
Pinshu Yu