Assistant Professor of Music

Department: Music

Contact

Office: Bixler 203
Phone: 207-859-5681
Fax: 207-859-5635
Email: ylfunaha@colby.edu

Semester Schedule

Education

B.M., University of Wisconsin, 1979
M.M., University of Southern California, 1981
D.M.A., The Juilliard School, 1991

Areas of Expertise

  • Piano performance
  • Chamber music

Professional Information

Pianist Yuri (Lily) Funahashi has performed extensively in Europe, Japan, Canada and Australia and in many of the major halls in the U.S. including the Kennedy Center, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, the Music Center in Los Angeles, Jones Hall in Houston and the 92nd Street Y in New York City. She has also been heard on many college campuses across the U.S. such as the Eastman School of Music, the New England Conservatory, Harvard University, Goucher College, Bates College, Kalamazoo College, Tulane University, Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin, University of Louisville, University of Connecticut and the University of Miami among others.

As a member of the Festival Chamber Music of New York City, Funahashi performs regularly in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall and has been a guest artist at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, the Vancouver Music Festival, Sebago Long Lake Festival, the Windham Chamber Music Festival, the Mediterranean Music Festival and Royal Viking’s Music Festival at Sea. She has collaborated frequently with the Verdehr Trio, has appeared in performances with the Brentano String Quartet and the Cassatt String Quartet, and is co-founder and co-director of the Maine Mountain Chamber Music series.

Born in Japan, Funahashi moved to the U.S. at a young age with her family and received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from The Juilliard School. She has recorded for Musical Heritage and John Marks Records.

Courses Currently Teaching 2013-2014

MU093 L Applied Music: Ensemble, Noncredit (Piano Ensemble)
MU191 E1 Lessons: Credit
MU191 E2 Lessons: Credit
MU193 L Applied Music: Ensemble, Noncredit (Piano Ensemble)