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Ching-Wen Hsiao

 Assistant Professor, Piano

Taiwanese-American pianist, Dr. Ching-Wen Hsiao, has performed as a soloist and

chamber musician throughout the North America, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Hsiao made her

concerto debut at the age of sixteen in the Philippines, giving four performances of

Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Cebu Youth Symphony. Since then, she

has appeared with the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra in New York, New York

Youth Symphony, Arts Viva Orchestra in Illinois, Du Page County Youth Symphony, and

Yi-Qi Orchestra and Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan.

Since winning First Prize at the 1995 Taiwan National Piano Competition, Dr. Hsiao has

won the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition at The Juilliard School, Steinway Chicago’s

Solo and Piano Concerto Competitions, American Musician Scholarship Competition,

and the MTNA Illinois State and MTNA Eastern Central Division Piano Competitions.

She is a recipient of the “New Rising Star” Award, granted by the Ministry of Culture in


Dr. Hsiao has performed with renown violinist, Cho-Liang Lin at Alice Tully Hall and University

of Texas at Austin and collaborated with esteemed conductors, such as Kurt Masur,

James DePreist, and James Conlon. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, Weill

Recital Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Ravinia’s “Rising Star” series, ancient Olympia in

Greece, and National Concert Hall in Taiwan. Her performances have been broadcasted

live on WNIB and WQXR. An advocate of contemporary music, her performance of

John Corigliano’s Etude Fantasy earned the composer’s high acclaim.

Dr. Hsiao holds her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctorate of Musical Arts

degrees in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Yoheved

Kaplinsky and Jerome Lowenthal. Upon graduation, she received the “Outstanding Pianist”

Award. She has served as Itzhak Perlman’s studio accompanist and performed in

a masterclass for pianist, Krystian Zimmerman.

Dr. Hsiao is Assistant Professor of Piano at West Virginia University. Prior to joining the

faculty, she was a member of the piano faculty at Juilliard’s Pre-College Division and

Assistant Professor of Piano at Southeastern University, where she received the “Outstanding

Scholarship” Award. Dr. Hsiao has taught at music festivals, such as Aspen

Music Festival, Viana do Castelo International Music Festival in Portugal, and U.S.-China

Piano Festival in Xinjiang, China. She was also the Executive Director at the Geneva

Conservatory of Music in New York. Dr. Hsiao is a frequent adjudicator at piano competitions

in NY, NJ, CT, FL, and IL states. Her 2016-2017 season includes recitals in Steinway Hall, Washington DC, China, and Thailand. 

Ching-Wen Hsiao
Contact Information
CAC Room 320A