Associate Instructor, Piano
BM Holy Names College
National Taiwan Academy of Arts - Piano Performance
Trudy Lau graduated in piano performance from the National Taiwan Academy of Arts and continued her studies in Vienna, Austria under Professor Joseph Dichler at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst. She also studied at Westminster Choir College under concert pianist Rita Bouboulidi, and received a Bachelor of Music degree from Holy Names College. She continued her post-graduate studies with Bernhard Abramowitsch in Berkeley, CA; Dmitry Paperno in Chicago and Pawel Checinski at The Chicago College of Performing Arts - Roosevelt University.
Ms. Lau has performed as a soloist in Berkeley, California; Chicago; Princeton, New Jersey; Richmond, Virginia; Salt Lake City; and Taipei, Taiwan.
Since 1991, Ms. Lau has been performing one-piano/four-hands repertoire with Ursula Wang. The Lau/Wang piano duo performed extensively internationally, making their New York City debut in 2000 at Carnegie Hall - Weill Recital Hall. For this performance, they received critical acclaim for a “clearly defined and well executed performance” as well as “a high level of complicity between the performers and a superb interpretive flair.”
The duo has performed three times with the Temple Square Concert Series in Salt Lake City. Their performance was broadcast by classical music radio station KBYU-FM. The Salt Lake Tribune wrote: “The pianists captured the inherent beauty of the score and the synchronization between them was first class.” The duo has also performed concerts throughout the United States, including the Old First Concert Series in San Francisco, California; the Anderson House – the Society of the Cincinnati Concert Series in Washington, D.C., the Fourth Presbyterian Concert Series in Chicago; the Crocker Art Museum Classical Music Concert Series in Sacramento, California; and Trinity Chamber Series in Berkeley, California. They were also invited to give concerts in Richmond, Virginia for the Fundraising Gala of the Children’s Hospital in 2008 and Half the Sky Foundation in 2013.
Ms. Lau is a faculty member of the Preparatory Division of the University of Utah.
She has also taught at Holy Names College, North Central College, and Collegiate School.
She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the Utah Music Teachers
- Piano - Private Instruction