Tingting Yao & Amaro Dubois
World Classical Music Awards 2021 Grand Prize Winner
Tingting Yao Chinese-American pianist Tingting Yao is an avid collaborative pianist and chamber musician based in Huntsville, Texas where she is the Staff Pianist at Sam Houston State University. Prior to moving to Texas,she held the position of the Staff Pianist at the University of Memphis-Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music. Tingting was in demand as a collaborative pianist in Birmingham, England and Shenzhen, China, where she worked as a piano teacher in Lang Lang’s first piano school. Ms. Yao began piano studies at the age of three, won regional and national competitions at seven, was accepted into the primary school affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory at ten. Ms. Yao holds degrees from the United Kingdom, Australia and China. Amaro Dubois Brazilian violist Amaro Dubois is the 2019-2021 viola fellow in the Iris Orchestra Artist Fellowship program (IAF). Amaro earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance (with a specialty in chamber music) from the Brazilian Conservatory of Music and his Master’s Degree in Viola Performance from the University of Alabama. He has performed with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra, the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra, the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, among others. Duo The Yao-Dubois Duo’s mission is to share compositions by underrepresented composers, including African American, Latin American, and women composers.