Lecturer - Piano
Tina Yanchus holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of the Science of Music degrees from the Juilliard School in New York City, where she studied with Jacob Lateiner and Joseph Raieff. As a performer she has played both in recital and with orchestras in Canada and the United States.
With her husband James Hibbard in the Yanchus-Hibbard piano duo, she has performed extensively, and been heard several times on CBC Radio's Mostly Music and Arts National. They have performed and coached chamber music together for 11 years at the Kincardine Summer Music Festival.
They currently teach at Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music, and are both much in demand as music festival adjudicators. They have maintained a large class of piano students for more than 40 years. Some of these students have furthered their studies at prestigious institutions, such as the Juilliard School, Eastman, Columbia University and the Glenn Gould School.