Pianist Chia-Ching Shen
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My name is Chia-Ching Shen. Originally from Taiwan, where I received thorough professional musical training. I am a classical-trained professional pianist, an enthusiastic music educator, and a caring piano teacher.
I received my Doctor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Florida State University, where I was awarded to be the membership to Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society. My Doctoral Treatise “The Asian Inspiration: Chinese Influences in the Solo Piano Music of Chen Yi” had started my interest in discovering Chinese folk music. In 2012, I researched and collected over hundred Chinese folk songs while directing the initial Chinese-Music group class, the music-language class for a private-owned music and arts school in New York.
In addition to being a music educator, I enjoy giving concerts as soloist, collaborative pianist and chamber musician. I have given performances in Europe, Asia and the United States. My concert appearances had brought me to some high-profile venues, including Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, New York Steinway Hall, Princeton University, Flushing Town Hall, Chicago Cultural Center, and others.
Formerly, I served as a Visiting Professor of Piano at Florida State University and Collaborative Pianist at Montclair State University. As Artist-in-Residence at HudsonWay Immersion School, I am continuously exploring my research possibilities in early musical training and language study. In addition to reach out students in classroom setting, I also conduct my private piano studio in New York City.