Yu-Lien The has performed throughout Europe, Southeast Asia and the United States. A prize winner of the 12th International Piano Competition Viotti-Valsesia (Italy) and recipient of a scholarship from the Deutsche Musikwettbewerb, she was admitted to the National Concert Podium for Young Artists (Germany) in 1998.
The’s collaborative activities include performances at the 2008 Gilmore Keyboard Festival with Lori Sims and radio and television broadcasts with violinist Tomo Keller and her trio “Little Consort Hannover” in Germany. She has served on the faculties at Western Michigan University and Valparaiso University.
Born in the Netherlands, The received most of her musical training in Germany, where she obtained degrees in piano and recorder performance from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover and the Konzertexamen (Artist Diploma) from the Hochschule für Musik Detmold (Germany). Her principal piano teachers were Arie Vardi, Lori Sims, and Anatol Ugorski. The is currently pursuing her doctorate in piano performance at Michigan State University, where she studies with Deborah Moriarty.