Lambton Drive, London, Ontario
Yolanda Tapia
Piano - John Hess Studio
Yolanda is a Mexican pianist based in London, Ontario. She was a Fulbright Scholar from 2012-2014 and won a grant from the Veracruz State for academic excellence. She has won many competitions including second prize at the Chamber Music National Competition in Mexico City, first and second prizes at the CSU concerto competition, first place in the Concerto Competition with Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, and two-time finalist at the "Maria Clara Cullell" International piano competition in San Jose Costa Rica. She was a recipient of the Manuel M. Ponce prize for best chamber music-group at the Chamber Music Festival in Aguas Calientes, Mexico and a prize winner in chamber music at Kiwanis Festival in London, Canada.
A native from Xalapa, Mexico, Yolanda was a full-time collaborative pianist for four years at the Institute of Music of Veracruz State. She performed concertos with Xalapa Symphony Orchestra and CSU Symphony orchestra and has participated as a collaborative pianist of the Veracruz State Youth Orchestra, CSU Symphony Orchestra, and CU Symphony Orchestra.  Yolanda has performed at international chamber music festivals such as, the Académie Musicale de Morges in Switzerland, Orvieto Musica in Italy, San Miguel de Allende Chamber Music Festival, Aguas Calientes Chamber Music Festival in Mexico and Bowdoin International Music Festival in the US. She most recently appeared as a guest artist at the Toronto Latin American Flute Festival and as a professor and guest artist of the International Music Festival in Loja, Ecuador.

​Biography written by Yolanda Tapia.