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. She performs regularly as pianist in solo recitals, and also at a range of events and ceremonies. 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.
Serene’s insightful musicianship makes her feel equally at home in the areas of chamber music and choral accompaniment. 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 will release their debut CD and put on their debut concert this year.
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 also 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.