35. Yu-Hsuan Liao 廖又萱, Pianist/2014/10

Yu-Hsuan Liao 廖又萱, Pianist

Yu-Hsuan Liao serves as Associate Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Shepherd University in West Virginia.  A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Yu-Hsuan received her Masters and Doctoral Degrees of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from University of Texas at Austin under Danielle Martin, Dariusz Pawlas, and Gregory Allen.  She began her musical studies in Tung-Hai University under Thomas Linde, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.  She is a piano soloist, collaborative artist, and music educator.  She has expanded her repertoire in instrumental, chamber, vocal and choral music in various styles and periods.  Yu-Hsuan worked with “American Repertory Ensemble” and performed piano solo, chamber and accompanying vocal music in the company’s performance series.  Her solo performance with A.R.E. (“Valses Poéticos”, Passion at Play) was nominated for best instrumentalist in the Austin Critics Table Award for season of 2008-2009.  She gave a piano lecture-recital based on her published book (2009) titled “Manuel de Falla’s Cuatro Piezas Españoles: Combinations and Transformations of the Spanish Folk Modes” and a solo piano performance in composers’ new composition concert at the College Music Society conferences. Yu-Hsuan is the district chair of Eastern Panhandle Music Teachers Association and WVMTA state collaborative performance chair.  She regularly gives master classes and is in high demand for adjudication at festivals and competitions around the West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and D.C. region.