Tingting Yao & Amaro Dubois

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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.


The Yao-Dubois Duo’s mission is to share compositions by underrepresented

composers, including African American, Latin American, and women composers.