Raymond Yong is known around Australia as a classical pianist, orchestral conductor and music educator. He has performed in concert with many of Australia’s foremost classical instrumentalists, singers and ensembles, including concerts for Musica Viva Australia, the Melbourne International Festival and piano concerto performances with the Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony, West Australian Symphony and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras.

Raymond was born in Malaysia, emigrating to Australia at the age of two. He received his initial musical training in Perth as a pupil of Stephanie Coleman and Mark Coughlan, before studying piano and conducting at the University of Melbourne under Stephen McIntyre and John Hopkins. A German government scholarship brought him to Hannover, where he undertook three years of intensive piano performance training under Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the University of Music and Theater in Hannover.

Now based in his home city of Perth, Raymond recently completed doctoral research investigating techniques for reducing pain and injuries in pianists, applying this knowledge to performance training at the University of Western Australia and the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts.