Guest Conductor for Holiday Feast – Yunn-Shan Ma
Taiwan native Yunn-Shan Ma is a conductor, pianist, and educator in both America and Asia. As a doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music, she has a passion for choral, symphonic, operatic and contemporary repertoire under the tutelage of William Weinert and Neil Varon. She is the music director of the Taiwanese Choral Society of Rochester.
In July 2013, Ms. Ma was selected as one of five finalists to guest conduct the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. In February 2015, she premiered Britten’s cantata Phaedra for mezzo-soprano solo and orchestra at Eastman Kilbourn Hall.
Ms. Ma currently teaches and leads ensembles at the Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva and the Nazareth College in Rochester, NY