EON International Music Academy
Hsiang John Tu
Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Florida, USA
미국 플로리다 대학교 조교수
Taught the University of New Hampshire, Utah Valley University, and Snow College, USA
미국 뉴햄프셔 대학, 유타 밸리 대학, 스노우 칼리지 등 출강 역임
Praised by The New York Times for his "eloquent sensitivity," The Boston Intelligencer for his "impeccable technique," and Fanfare for his “Chameleon-like ability to move between composers,” pianist Hsiang Tu has graced the audience with his wide range of repertoire and creative programming. Current projects include “The Ivory Menagerie” - a full-length recital with music inspired by animals that The Utah Review called “ingeniously crafted” - and the complete cycles of piano solo works by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, he debuted in New York at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center as the winner of The Juilliard School Concerto Competition and has performed in venues all over the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, National Museum Cardiff, and National Recital Hall in Taipei.
A prizewinner at the New Orleans International Piano Competition, the Iowa International Piano Competition, and the American Paderewski Piano Competition, Dr. Tu has appeared with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, and the World Civic Orchestra, among others. He has given masterclasses throughout the U.S., including the University of Southern California, Penn State University, Peabody Conservatory Preparatory Division, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Tennessee.
In the Spring of 2021, Hsiang was invited for a short residency as a visiting professor at the University of Taipei and released an outreach video in collaboration with the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation. During the 2021-2022 season, Dr. Tu performed solo recitals in over a dozen universities across six states and a recital for the Gina Bachauer Concert Series in Salt Lake City, Utah. In Spring 2023, Tu performed at Peabody Conservatory Preparatory Division and is currently on a four-recital tour in Taiwan.
Before being appointed as an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Florida in 2022, Dr. Tu taught at Virginia Tech, the University of New Hampshire, Utah Valley University, and Snow College. He studied with Hung-Kuan Chen, Jerome Lowenthal, and HaeSun Paik, and holds a B.M. in Piano Performance from the University of Calgary and an M.M. and D.M.A. in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School. His debut solo album, Bestiary on Ivory, is on Bridge Records, and an upcoming album featuring the music of Chopin will be released later in 2023.
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