Known for sensitive, imaginative and artistic musical interpretations, Serene Yu has emerged as one of Hong Kong’s most versatile pianists, exploring diverse and challenging repertoire. Active in both solo and chamber music, she has played at various venues in Hong Kong and Brisbane including Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong Arts Centre and Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
Most recently, she partnered Cleo Leung (flute) to reach the semi-final stage of the 2019 Queensland International Chamber Music Competition in Australia. In addition, she has formed Greenies Piano Duo with fellow pianist Emily Chu. The Duo has just released their debut CD and will put on their debut concert later this year. Grew up in a Christian environment, she also has a keen interest in church music. She works regularly with Hong Kong Church Music Association and Bethel Bible Seminary Choir in concerts, music camps, and events.
Graduated from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Serene’s piano teachers have included Dr Therese Milanovic, Daniel de Borah, and Dr Diane Selmon. Besides aspirations to pursue a career as classical pianist, Serene is passionate about organ music. As a recipient of Walter Monz Organ Bursary 2011, she has studied with Christopher Wrench, and was appointed Church Organist at St Andrew’s Lutheran Church in Brisbane (2011-2012). Since returning to Hong Kong in 2018, she has also enjoyed performing as organist.