By the skin of his teeth: How Calgary periodondist Thomas Yu became CBC's Piano Hero

Calgary Herald

It wasn’t easy for Thomas Yu to become CBC Music’s 2015 Piano Hero.

For one thing, in order to advance to the finals earlier this year, the Calgary pianist — who spends his days practising dentistry — had to land enough online support from listeners to make it into the top ten.

Haydn Symphony - Thomas Yu

Saskatoon Symphony Podcast

An interview with Thomas Yu in advance of his performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21.

Avenue Calgary’s 2014 Top 40 Under 40

Avenue Magazine Calgary

By day, Yu specializes in gum surgery and dental implants. Off the clock, his hands are busy with the work of bringing emotional concertos to life on the piano keys – living proof that building a career in one field doesn’t have to mean giving up your passion in another.

Canadian Thomas Yu Ties for First Place in The 2012 International Amateur Piano Competition in Manchester, U.K.

Yamaha

Presented by Pianist Magazine, Yamaha, and Chetham’s School of Music.

On Wednesday 22 August, Saskatoon’s Thomas Yu, a periodontist currently residing in Calgary, ties for First Place with pianist Robert Finlay, a retired electrical engineer from Boston, in the 2012 International Amateur Piano Competition, presented jointly by U.K.’s Pianist Magazine, Yamaha, and Chethams’s School of Music.

Cover Artist: Thomas Yu

Journal of the Canadian Dental Association

This month's JCDA cover features Dr. Thomas Yu of Toronto. Dr. Yu recently completed his master's in periodontology at the University of Toronto and is coauthor of an article on delays in diagnosing head and neck cancers with Drs. Howard Tenenbaum and Robert Wood.

His Liszt had all the bravura and beauty you could hope for, and his Dutilleux was pure rock and roll.

Erica Worth, Chief Editor of Pianist Magazine

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