Elaine Pao

Yin Qi Music Centre - Elaine BaoEnglish | 中文

An accomplished and artistic pianist as well as accompanist. She went to Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, U.S.A. in 1978. Majored in Piano Performance with Harold Zabrack, and for 2 years coached by Martin Katz from The Metropolitan Opera House in piano accompanying.


Her academic and musical achievements during these years in the States won her not only Fern Lorena Hood Scholarship, but was also presented membership from a national music society Pi Kappa Lambda.


Her many choral and musical experiences contribute to her success. One of these was being member of Westminster Symphonic Choir, which sang every season with New York Philharminc Orchestra, Paris Philharmonic Orchestra and others under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Daniel Baremboim, Pendereski at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Centre, New York as well as Kennedy Hall in Washington D.C.


She came back from the States in 1982 with a "Summa cum Laude" in Bachelor in Music. She committed herself and her music in two main areas : church music and  accompanying voice recitals. Not only does she play the piano, she also composes, arranges music, gives seminars and workshops, trains choirs and pianists, teaches in theological seminary, and also active in organizing, promoting and conducting Oratorios like Handel's Messiah, Mozart's Requiem, Mendelssohn's Elijah and Haydn's The Creation performances. On the recital scenes, she has performed with Armando Chin Yong and Angela Chock in almost the whole of Malaysia with great success. They were also invited to perform in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Their performance at Malaysia's first National Theatre "Istana Budaya" in November 1999 received good acclaims. She also gave a performance on the Mozart's Piano Concerto No.21 in C Major in a charity Concert co-organized by Sin Chew Jit Poh in 2004.


Currently, other than her concertizing commitment, she conducts the Yin Qi Choir as well as directs Oratorio performances and Sacred Music Festival hosted by Yin Qi Music Centre Bhd., also gives seminars, coaches piano performance, teaches part time at Seminary Theological Malaysia, provides Church Pianists Training Programme and operates all programmes, courses, including Full-Time Musician/Church Musician Building Programme offered in 2007 at her own school, Te Deum Music Workshop, in Old Klang Road Kuala Lumpur, and runs the mini recital hall Te Deum Auditorium, of capacity approximately 100,hosting regularly performances by young and established musicians as well as opening the hall reservation to other musicians or music teachers to host their own or students' recitals.




马来西亚杰出的钢琴演奏家与伴奏。一九七八年赴美国普林斯顿的 Westminster Choir College 随名师 Harold Zabrack 主修 钢琴演奏,并从师纽约 Metropolitan Opera House 的诠释老师习钢琴伴奏。大学时期经常为演唱会担任伴奏,表现出色,被选为 Pi Kappa Lambda 国家荣誉音乐协会会员;并获颁 Fern Lorena Hood 钢琴奖学金。

在学期间亦于所参加了两年的 Westminster Symphonic Choir 中与国际级的指挥与乐团在世界殿堂级的音乐厅演出,吸取了 不少宝贵的音乐、合唱经验。

一九八二年考取最高荣誉音乐学士学位、回马后除了致力于推动教会音乐、活跃于教会音乐的创作与编曲、讲座、合唱与钢琴训练外,更专为演唱会和录音制作伴奏。近十年与男高音陈容和女高音卓如燕合作演出,几乎走遍全马,亦曾受邀到香港、台湾演出,琴艺之精湛,甚获好评;并于一九九九年成为首批在马来西亚国家歌剧院 Istana Budaya演出的华裔音乐家。二零零四年更在星洲日报协办的两场慈善音乐会中以双钢琴主奏莫扎特的钢琴协奏曲第二十号与伴奏黄河钢琴协奏曲。

目前除了专职为音乐会伴奏、指挥训练"音契圣乐团"和在"音契圣乐传播中心"推动神剧的演出与其他圣乐工作外,常被邀到各处去主领圣乐训练与课程,于马来西亚神学院教授圣乐课程,更是位于吉隆坡旧吧生路的 Te Deum 教会音乐工作坊和容纳约一百人的小型演奏厅Te Deum Auditorium的负责人,致力藉着各种的训练和演奏,逐步推动从以圣经为基础的儿童音乐教育,至提升大众对音乐的鉴赏能力,和音乐演奏艺术的推广, 并于2007年推出全时间音乐家与教会音乐家培训课程。



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