Pianist Hsin-Chiao Liao began her piano studies in her native Taiwan at the age of five. She continued her studies in the Special Education Program for Talented Youth and then at Taipei National University of the Arts, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree. During her undergraduate study with Professor Mei-Ling Wang, she was selected as a soloist of the New Sound of Guandu (2008). In 2010, she was invited by the Chong Hwa Alumni Choir (CHAC) to give a series of concerts in Malaysia. Liao holds a master’s degree from SUNY Stony Brook University and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree under the tutelage of pianist Gilbert Kalish. Her recent appearances include a collaboration with flutist Carol Wincenc, performing Joan Tower’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra and David Amram’s Giants of the Night at the New York Chamber Music Festival, as well as a new-music concert with the Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players, where she participated in the world premiere of Judith Shatin’s Vayter un Vayter at Symphony Space in New York (2012). Her latest achievements include winning the 2014 Stony Brook Concerto Competition.