In recognition of her outstanding educational excellence, pianist and music pedagogue Nancy was awarded the President’s Education Awards Program at the age of 14 in Singapore. As a pianist, Nancy is a founding member of the NancyZoe Piano Organ Duo. She has played in several piano masterclasses hosted by Brian McDonagh, Marietta Orlov, Megan Chang, Lydia Wong, Anton Nel and Thomas Hecht. In addition, she has played in several string chamber masterclasses hosted by Musicians of Marlboro, Annalee Patipatanakoon, New Orford String Quartet, Gryphon Trio, Trio Jean Paul and the American String Quartet.
Passionate about sharing music with the community, Nancy performed in a Piano and Organ Collaborative Concert with Ms Zoe Kai Wai Lei at the Hope United Church in Toronto in 2018. Not only has she performed in senior citizens’ homes, such as Amica at Balmoral in Toronto and Riverdale Atria and Temple Shaaray Tefila in New York, but she was also invited to perform in CantoPop Singer Peggy Liu’s Show in Flato Markham Theatre in 2017 and The Eighth International Conference on Technological Advances of Thin Films & Surface Coatings in Singapore in 2016. As a music pedagogue, Nancy has several years of teaching experience in New York, Toronto and Singapore. She has taught music to students of all levels and different ages in private, group and classroom settings. Not only has she prepared her students for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) practical and theory examinations and Associate Trinity College London (ATCL), but she has also helped her students in taking the Yamaha Grade Examinations (YGE) and Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) practical and theory examinations. Lastly, Nancy has also taught IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) Music and Study Preparation Programme (SPP) Music at the Overseas Family School in Singapore.
Nancy obtained her Master of Music in Piano and Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance degrees at the University of Toronto and Manhattan School of Music, respectively. During her study at the Manhattan School of Music, Nancy was awarded Merit Scholarship and several Dean’s Lists for her academic excellence. Upon her admission at the University of Toronto, she was awarded the University of Toronto Fellowship. During her leisure time, Nancy enjoys running, swimming, reading about literature, exploring new places and cuisines and meeting new people.
See Nancy’s comprehensive Classical pieces at her repertoire list.