Oyuna Pilcher - PhD, MMus, BMus (Hons) is a classical pianist, music researcher and educator who has spent the last decade studying interpretation and analysis of piano repertoire of late eighteenth century and Asian music performance. She received her PhD in Music and Master of Piano Performance at the University of New South Wales in 2016 and 2011, before obtaining Bachelor of Music (Honours Class One) in China Conservatorium of Music (2005-2009). In 2012 she received University International Postgraduate Award, and also received External Research Funding in 2013. She is a member of the Musicological Society of Australia and International Council of Traditional Music.
Oyuna has spoken and published academic papers on such topics as piano pedagogy, music analysis, ethnomusicology and central Asian music, dance and theatre in their social environment. Her academic research has been published in highly ranked journals and she has given addresses at international conferences in Sydney, Adelaide and Ireland.
Oyuna has been teaching piano and music analysis for more than 15 years. She has performed and recorded in various concerts and television station in Sydney, Melbourne and Beijing. As a piano educator, she aims to develop students’ strength and to help them to explore their expression and creativity, which allows them to grow not only as a pianist but also as an artist.