EKS Music School

Quincy . MA   ●  1.617.770.7677

Ellyses Kuan, Music Director, Lead Faculty (Piano, Theory, Musicianship, Chamber Music)

A native Hong Kong pianist who started taking piano lessons at the age of three, Ellyses received a full scholarship for her Master Degree, studying Piano Performance with Barry Snyder at the Eastman School of Music. She was selected to represent Hong Kong and attended the International Kirishima Music Festival in Japan.  Among her other major teachers and mentors are Dr. Siu-Wan Chair Fang and Paul Odette. She also performed in masterclasses by John Perry, Dang Thai Son and Malcolm Bilson.  Ellyses is enthusiastic about chamber music and collaborates with artists from all over the world. She also performs as a soloist often. She is passionate about Baroque and Classical Performance Practices and she strives to bring authentic music interpretation to her audiences. She also performed at the prestigious EperialHal at the Schloss Esterhazy in Austria.

 Aside from being an active performer, Ellyses is currently the music director of EKS Music School and fonder of the Duo Amie, a cello and piano duo in Greater Boston area.  She also organizes and host house concert at the Alida House Concert Series in the South Shore area.  Her goal is to build a community, promote performing arts awareness, and support local young musicians through advocacy, inspiration and performances. She has recently set up a music scholarship fund at her school to support quality music programs in the area.  In 2014, Ellyses was invited by the Boston GuitarFest Roundtable Panel to speak about Entrepreneurship and Making a Career in Music Work. Her music school was also featured in the Boston Globe the same year.  Ellyses also holds an Information and Library Science degree and practiced as Collection Development and Technical Services librarian for over 10 years before she full-time pursuing her musician dream.

FACULTY BIOS

PIANO    Guitar    Voice    Strings  Woodwinds

"To be alive, to be able to see, to walk, to have houses, music, paintings -- it's all a miracle." - Arthur Rubinstein