Since making her professional debut at just sixteen with Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto, Taiwanese-American pianist Ching-Wen Hsiao has become internationally renown for her exceptional musicianship, extensive repertoire, and extraordinary technical command.
Ching-Wen Hsiao is a celebrated performer of the great romantic piano concertos, notably those of Beethoven, Grieg, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky. She is acclaimed for her authoritative performances of Russian romantic repertoire and has performed works by Medtner, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky across North America, Asia, and Europe. An avid chamber musician and 20th century music performer, she has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Kurt Masur, James Conlon, James DePriest, Cho-Liang Lin, and Joanne Falletta.
Ching-Wen Hsiao won first place at the Taiwan National Piano Competition and continued her success in the U.S. as a winner of six competitions, including the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in New York and the Steinway Society Solo Piano and Concerto Competition in Chicago. She was a national finalist of the CMS II audition and the MTNA piano competition. Dr. Hsiao earned a Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees from The Juilliard School and graduated with the Alan Fay Outstanding Pianist" award. She has given performances in prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Steinway Hall, and Alice Tully Hall, and radio broadcasts across the U.S. on WQXR and WNIB. Keen to share her love of music with young aspiring artists and the general public, she has been involved in a number of educational and community outreach programs in Taiwan and the U.S.
Ching-Wen Hsiao has served as Assistant Professor of Piano at Southeastern University and piano faculty at the Pre-College division of The Juilliard School, Aspen Music Festival, and Viana do Castelo International Music Festival in Portugal. She is a frequent adjudicator of the MTNA competition in Florida.
Recent performances have included Prokofiev First Piano Concerto with the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Space, Ravel Piano Concerto in G major with the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, Beethoven Third Piano Concerto with the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Mendelssohn Piano Concerto and Grieg Piano Concerto with the Yin-Qi Orchestra in Taiwan. As a recipient of the "Rising Star Award" of the Taiwanese Government, she also gave a solo recital and chamber music concert at Taiwan's National Concert Hall and performed in a masterclass with Krystian Zimerman. Her recent performance of John Corigliano's Etude Fantasy earned accolades from the composer. She has also appeared at the Aspen Summer Music Festival, Music at Menlo, La Jolla Summer Festival, Tijuana Cultural Center, and Internationale Konzertartbeitswochen in Germany. Her principal teachers include Yoheved Kaplinsky and Jerome Lowenthal. Ching-Wen Hsiao was formerly presented by the United Artist Management group.