Personal Name

Yuri McCoy



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Publication Date

Winter 1-11-2011

Year of Release




Yuri McCoy is currently the Organ Scholar at St. Andrew's Cathedral in Honolulu, Hawai'i. He has played violin with both the Huntington Symphony and the Marshall University Orchestra, and has held several organ posts in and around Huntington, most recently at St. John's Episcopal Church.

In 2006, he was nominated by the NSCS (National Society of Collegiate Scholars) to attend a Delegation in Central and Eastern Europe. This trip provided many opportunities to go behind the scenes of some of the world's most prestigious classical music venues. That summer, he was also in attendance at the Cortona Contemporary Music Festival (no SOUNDSCAPE music festival) in Cortona, Italy; He studied with Thomas Rosenkranz, and Nathanael May during the week-long festival.

Yuri McCoy is the winner of the Concert of Soloists Competition, the WVMTA Mountain State Collegiate Piano Competition, and the Belle and Lynum Jackson Competition. In 2008, he was the only pianist from the University of Hawai'i selected to perform in a master class given by the legendary pianist, Leon Fleisher.

McCoy earned the Robert T. Anderson Award in August 2010. The scholarship is given by the Hawai'i chapter American Guild of Organists. McCoy received his BFA degree with Magna Cum Laude distinctions from Marshall University in the spring of 2008. He received his MM degree in the fall of 2010 from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Yuri McCoy has studied under Harriet Tucker and Dr. Leslie Petteys in Huntington, and with Dr. Thomas Yee and D. Jonathan Korth at UH.


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Library of Congress Authorities

Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Sonatas, piano, no. 31, op. 110, A♭ major

Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750. Wohltemperierte Klavier, 2. T. Nr. 8

Ligeti, György, 1923-2006. Etudes, piano, book 2. Escalier du diable

Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856. Études symphoniques


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Marshall University Music Department Presents a Guest Artist, Yuri McCoy, piano, Department of Music Alumnus, 2008