About Melody Ouyang
D.M.A. New England Conservatory
M.M. Yale School of Music
B.M. The Juilliard School
Hailed as “one of the most expressive pianist in her generation” by New York Concert Review, and Washington Post reported, “Her playing was sensitive and refine. It is rare, even in these days of burgeoning talent, to encounter a pianist who combines flawless technique and mastery of the instrument with an expressive power.” Melody Ouyang began her piano studies at the age of three. In her native country, she was a winner of several piano competitions at a very young age, including the Taiwan National Piano Competition, and the Kawai Piano Competition. Dr. Ouyang came to the United States in 1990 as a full scholarship student at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division.
Since moving to the United States, Dr. Ouyang has been a winner of several prestigious competitions, including the Artist International Piano Competition, Corpus Christi International Young Artists Competition, The Juilliard School Concerto Competition, International Young Artists Piano Competition, Cultural Heritage Music Competition, Corpus Christi Concerto Competition, Kingsville Young Performer's Competition, Chiang Wen Yeh International Piano Competition. Dr. Ouyang’s performances as soloist with orchestra include appearances with The Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, The Virginia Symphony, The Maryland Youth Symphony, The Taiwan National Symphony, and The New York Youth Symphony, among others. She has given solo and chamber music recitals in major concert venues in the U.S such as Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Steinway Hall in New York City, and The Juilliard Theatre, Eisemann Center, among others. She has also toured Europe and Asia as a recitalist. Dr. Ouyang has participated and performed in music festivals, including The Tanglewood Institute, Aspen Music Festival, the Summit Festival, Blossom Festival, Banff Centre Summer Programs, and at the Sarasota Music Festival. In addition, she was a featured artist on The Young Artists Showcase Program of WQXR Radio in New York City, and was also featured frequently on classical radio stations in her native country.
Dr. Ouyang began teaching at her private piano studio over 10 years ago. She has developed her own set of piano pedagogy philosophies in teaching all ages and levels. Many of her students are state or local competition winners, and her students have also gained acceptances to top universities and conservatories around the country. In addition to her own private piano studio, Melody Ouyang has taught piano performance at Yale School of Music and New England Conservatory as a teaching fellow.
Melody Ouyang received her Bachelor of Music Degree from The Juilliard School, Master of Music Degree from Yale School of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from New England Conservatory. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas, with her husband Luke and her two children, Jaden and Kaitlyn.