She displayed not only the usual
technical command one expects, but beautiful
tone, total artistic involvement, deep
feeling, stylistic understanding, and in an era
of cookie-cutter musicians, the feeling of
spontaneity, even risk, that makes an evening
truly memorable, often electrifying.
—By New York Concert Review
“Magnificent,” wrote Frank Daykin of the New York Concert Review about Taiwanese pianist Tzu-Yi Chen’s 2014 solo debut concert at Carnegie Hall. “She displayed…technical command...beautiful tone, total artistic involvement, deep feeling, stylistic understanding, and in an era of cookie-cutter musicians, the feeling of spontaneity, even risk, that makes an evening truly memorable, often electrifying.” Of her 2019 piano-duo recital with Lan-In Winnie Yang at the hall, Daykin wrote “delightful.” “Their unanimity of ensemble, scrupulous attention to phrasing, generous flexibility...and their budgeting of dynamics all contributed to the fine impression they made.”
Since the age of three, music has been Tzu-Yi's passion. A performer and competition winner throughout the world, she holds degrees from the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) and the National Karlsruhe Music University in Germany. She earned an Artist Diploma from Columbus State University in Georgia, where, after graduation, she co-founded the International Friendship Ministries’ Arts Academy to teach children.
Recent performances include a concerto with the Novgorod Orchestra in Russia as well as solo and chamber music recitals in Taipei, Puerto Rico, and for the 60th anniversary celebration concert of the Taiwan-Paraguay Diplomatic Relations in Asunción. Her recent US appearances have been in New York, Illinois, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Alabama, and Georgia as well as her home base of Washington, DC where she teaches at the Levine School of Music.
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