HsinYi Tsai, piano
Concert pianist HsinYi Tsai has established herself as a desired soloist, chamber musician and collaborator. After her international debut at the age of 11 as soloist for Beethoven Piano Concerto Op. 15 in San Francisco, HsinYi has performed as both soloist and chamber musician in many major cities in Europe, North America and East Asia, including Vienna, Salzburg, Budapest, Munich, London, Beijing, Shanghai, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D. C., Saint Louis, etc.
HsinYi also advocates contemporary music, cross genre collaboration and education. In 2012 and 2014, she recorded several albums of chamber music composition by American composer, John Sichel, and also recorded his piano solo repertoire later in 2016. From 2013 to 2017, together with Spanish percussionist, Roger Noguerol, they merged elements of Latin and pop music with classical repertoire as part of the educational project. As an educator, Dr. Tsai has been teaching both privately and in school settings since 1997. In 2012, she co-founded a community music school that offers innovating and creative music instruction to students of all ages and levels.
HsinYi received her Bachelor and Master degrees from Taipei National University of the Arts, where she studied with Michael Dellinger, Alexander Sung and Mei-Ling Wang. From 2002 to 2005, She pursued research and performance practice of Beethoven and Schubert Sonatas, as well as Chopin Ballades under the guidance of Jacob Lateiner. In 2008, she completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at Rutgers University, where she studied with Susan Starr, prize winner of Tchaikovsky Piano Competition.