Yolanda Tapia attends the 2022 TSM Academy courtesy of the Brayton Polka Fellowship.
Yolanda Tapia is an international prize-winning pianist and a highly sought-after collaborative pianist. A native of Mexico, she has performed as a soloist and as a chamber musician across Mexico, Switzerland, Italy, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Canada, and the United States. She was a staff pianist at the Instituto Superior de Música in Xalapa, Mexico, and pursued graduate studies at Colorado State University, the University of Boulder Colorado, and the University of Western Ontario where she obtained her Doctor of Musical Arts. She was a Fulbright scholar and has won awards at international piano competitions, concerto competitions, and chamber music competitions in Mexico, Costa Rica, USA, and Canada. She has taught master classes at the University of Veracruz, FIM Loja, Ecuador, and the Cambrian College in Ontario. Her most recent project is Collaborativepianists (https://www.collaborativepianists.info/) a platform created in 2020 to promote and support the diversity of collaborative pianists around the world. Currently, she maintains a busy performing schedule as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach at the University of Western Ontario and as Music Director of Knox St. Andrews in Dutton, ON.