AD, The Hartt School, University of Hartford
MM, The Hartt School, University of Hartford
Central Conservatory of Music of China
Award-winning artist Chai-lun Yueh, an exciting and dramatic baritone with a rich and powerful voice, a music director and voice educator, first Chinese born classical musician received the preliminary nomination of the Grammy Awards with the CD single of "Letter from Italy, 1944", by American composer Sarah Meneely-Kyder. Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, New England Region, finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti International Vocal Competition and The American Prize in Vocal Performance, and a Grant recipient of The New York Women Composers.
Recent released CD album of “24 Italian Songs and Arias”, has won The Prestige Music Award of Gold in 2012 and The Global Music Awards (Award of Excellence, Male vocal, classical) in 2013. CD album of “Infinite Time”, a collection of the best well-known Chinese art songs from the early-mid 20th centuries, also received Gold Award from The Prestige Music Awards in 2013.
After graduating from the Central Conservatory of Music of China with the highest honor, Mr. Yueh received his Artist Diploma and Master of Music degrees from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. He continued his advanced studies with Mrs. Marlena Malas, one of the greatest voice professors in the nation, at The Julliard School and Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
Over the last two decades, Mr. Yueh worked closely with many distinguished artists, directors and conductors such as Sir. Yehudi Menuhin, Gino Bechi, Sherrill Milnes, Nancy Milnes, Anton Guadagno, Benton Hess and Yves Abel. He has successfully portrayed in leading operatic roles such as Tonio, Rigoletto, Giorgio Germont, Escamillo, Figaro, Marcello, Sharpless, Valentine, Scarpia, and Count Almaviva. His voice has been heard at The National Opera of China, Beijing, Austin Lyric Opera, Baltimore Opera, Connecticut Opera, Hawaii Opera, Opera Theater of Connecticut and among many others.
Singing great classical repertoire such as Verdi, Brahms, Mozart, Faure, and Duruflé Requiems, many Bach cantatas, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and numerous performances of Handel's Messiah, Mr. Yueh has often performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Chicago Symphony Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, The Strathmore Music Hall in Washington DC, Jordan Hall in Boston, Woolsey Hall at Yale University. Mr. Yueh has also performed in Europe including Vienna, Salzburg, Paris and Prague.
Mr. Yueh is a full member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and The National Music Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda, and he has been teaching voice at Wesleyan University and Trinity College; Serving as Chairman of the Concert Committee and Board of Director with CONCORA, Connecticut’s premier professional choir; Music Director of Connecticut Women’s Chorale; Artistic Director of Kang Hua Singers of Greater Hartford. He has been actively giving Vocal Recitals, Master Classes and Vocal Workshops in the United States and China including Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Kansas City, Boston, Seattle, Phoenix, Houston, Ningbo, Shanghai and Beijing.