Organ, Historical Keyboards and Sacred Music
Stacey Xiaoyu Yang
CURRENT STUDENT PROFILE
Stacey Xiaoyu Yang is a doctoral candidate in the studio of Professor David Higgs and was a Vanderlinder Fellow in liturgical music at Christ Church, Rochester, NY from 2015-2016. Since late 2016, she has been the Director of Music and Organist at the First Universalist Church, Rochester where she curates the historically significant Hope-Jones Op. 2 organ. Stacey has had the privilege of performing at a number of significant venues around the City of Rochester over the last two years.
Prior to her study in the US, Stacey received a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Science and a Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Sydney and was appointed as both University Organ and Carillon Scholars. In Australia, Stacey studied the organ with Kurt Ison and Jennifer Chou. She holds an LTCL in organ performance and LMusA in piano performance.
In July 2016, she was selected to participate in the Royaumont Foundation summer school at Versailles on a traveling scholarship granted by the AGO Rochester Chapter. In 2017, she was granted E. Power Biggs Fellowship by American Organ Historical Society. In addition to performances at many of Sydney’s major recital venues (such as St. Andrew’s Cathedral, Christchurch St. Laurence and the Sydney Opera House), Stacey has presented solo recitals at both St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne and Christchurch Cathedral, Newcastle. In Europe, she gave her debut recital at the Marktkirche, Wiesbaden, Germany and has also performed at Sint Martinuskerk, Overijse and Our Lady’s Basilica at Tongeren, Belgium. She presented her Asian debut in June 2016 at The Hong Kong Cultural Center Concert Hall. Her upcoming concert engagements include recitals in Atlanta, GA and Antwerp Cathedral, Belgium.
Moreover, as a carillonist, she has presented recitals at the University of Sydney, the Australian National Carillon in Canberra, the Leuven Catholic University Library Tower, the Marktkirche Wiesbaden and the Universities of Florida, Michigan and Rochester.