Yong Sue Yi has received her Master of Music in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Marian Hahn with full scholarship. She is the first Malaysian pianist graduating from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, with a Bachelor’s degree (Honours) in Piano Performance. Studying with Albert Tiu, she was awarded a full scholarship for her four years of studies in the Conservatory. Throughout her studies, she has worked as a chamber musician under the guidance of Dr. Thomas Hecht, Katherine Jacobson Fleisher, David Takeno, Zhang Jin Min, and Keng-Yuan Tseng. Sue Yi has also performed in master classes presented by international concert artists such as John O’Conor, Stephen Savage, and Ian Holtman. In 2006, Sue Yi attended a summer festival at Dong Hai University in Taiwan and studied with Marian Hahn and Logan Skelton.
In 2008, Sue Yi won the second prize of the HSBC Classic Solo Piano Competition. She has been active as a collaborative pianist in Malaysia. Her most recent performances include the “The No.1 Steinway Historical Roadshow,” KL Piano Gala Concert 2013, Piano Duet Concert 2014, Asia Grand Piano Concert (the Seoul Art Center Concert Hall), and several collaborative concerts with the Wind Ensemble of Malaysian National Symphony Orchestra. Sue Yi is a much sought after adjudicator, having served for the 13th Hong Kong (Asia Pacific) Schubert Piano Competition, 14th Hong Kong (Asia Pacific) Tchaikovsky and Kabalevsky piano competition and the 21st Kota Kinabalu Music Festival 2014. Sue Yi is currently a full-time music lecturer in UCSI University-Institute of Music.