MUSIC ‣ Musicians of the Month: Terry Eder, piano; Tom Yang, voice - Schubert’s Winterreise
With sincere apologies, we've gotten behind with our site updates. We're not wanting to overlook the fabulous performance of Schubert's 'Wintterreise' sung by Tom Yang with pianist Terry Eder. Tom and Terry are our Musicians of the Month for October-November.
Terry’s New York début at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2004 received critical acclaim, leading to additional performances in the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Singapore and China. She was a “most distinguished” prize winner at the 2008 IBLA and Bartók/Kabalevsky competitions in Ragusa-Ibla, Sicily, where she subsequently joined the jury.
In 2015 she founded KEY PIANISTS, a new recital series at Weill Recital
Hall, with a mission to present to New York audiences seasoned artists who might not otherwise perform in New York City. Terry curated and presented concerts of all types at the gallery North of History, an upper west side performance space and gallery she ran with her husband in 2018.
Also active as a recording artist, she has released 3 CDs: Portrait, a recital program (CD Baby), Dohnányi Piano Pieces (Hungaroton), and Bartók Piano Music (MSR Classics). The latter CD was featured in Gramophone Magazine. Critic Daniel Rosenberg stated: “Eder limns the richness with a blend of exuberance and attention to detail that lifts the music from the page, as if she were telling a series of fascinating short stories.” Terry also earned a Juris Doctorate from Fordham Law School and has lent her legal expertise to a variety of clients and causes.
Born in Okinawa, Tom grew up in Stockton, California. In Europe, he has danced with Tanz Forum, Rambert, Mantis, and Lurching Darts, and was the solo dancer in Peter Maxwell Davies’ “Vesalii Icones” with the Fires of London. He created the role of Caliban in Glen Tetley’s Tempest for Ballet Rambert.
As a multi-skilled performer, he has appeared in Pericles at the Royal National Theatre, David Henry Hwang’s The Dance and the Railroad for TAG Theatre Company, and the London West End production of Miss Saigon. He was the solo singer with From Here to Maturity Dance Company at the Purcell Room. For London’s City Opera he directed La Bohème and The Tales of Hoffmann. He created the role of the Emperor in Shaolin Wheel of Life the film and world tour. Another created danced role is the Dream Pinkerton in Anthony Minghella’s production of Madama Butterfly for English National Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, the National Opera of Lithuania, and the Wiener Staatsoper.
As a martial artist Tom practices and teaches Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan and Qigong. As a singer, Tom has studied classically with Sylvia Eaves, Mary Thomas, John Noble, Graeme Lauren, Norman Bailey and Thomas Hemsley, and special Lieder studies under the tutelage of Paul Hamburger.Tom is currently featured in the Canal+ production of OVNI(s) Season 2, as the Inuit Shaman Angakkuq, and in THE HEAD Season 2 (HBO), as Mr Wan.