Dr. HSIU-HUI WANG, Pianist
Dr. Hsiu-Hui Wang has enjoyed the enthusiastic applause of audiences across the United States and her native Taiwan. After a radiant performance of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, The Baltimore Sun admired her “graceful, buoyant” performance, adding that “there is an appealing sense of lift to her playing, which gave Beethoven’s passage work a balletic quality.” The New York Concert Review was impressed with her “remarkable pedal technique,” and praised her performance with the Gemini Piano Trio as “ardent,” as well as being “serene and “poetic.” The New Britain Herald also commented on the ardor of her playing, remarking that “watching the dramatic expressiveness with which [she] played was also a treat to behold. . . .” At the age of 19, Hsiu-Hui Wang performed from memory the monumental first book of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier in recitals at Hartt School of Music and University of Maryland at College Park. She has since appeared with the Emerson String Quartet and performed with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Hartt Symphony Orchestra, and New Britain Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed at the Aspen Music Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, Waterloo Music Festival, and Yellow Barn Music Festival. Dr. Wang has won numerous competitions and awards such as the Emerson String Quartet Competition, the Connecticut MTNA Competitions, the Hartford Symphony Auxiliary’s young Artist Competition, and Renee B. Fisher Piano Competition.
As a founding member of the Gemini Piano Trio, Dr. Wang has won top prizes in the prestigious Chamber Music Yellow Springs National Competition, Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Chamber Music Competition, and the 1997 Baltimore Chamber Music Awards competition. Praised for their “amazing virtuosity” by Music Monthly, The trio has concertized extensively throughout the United States and was featured on National Public Radio. Working with esteemed artists such as Cecile Licad, Cho-Liang Lin, Ida Kavafian, and Menahem Pressler, the trio presented a concert for which The San Diego Union-Tribune hailed them as “mind readers, anticipating each other’s every move” while applauding their “almost uncanny musical closeness.” The trio has also performed guest engagements at Princeton University, Penn State University, University of Maryland College Park, the Johns Hopkins University, the Washington College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Southern Methodist University, the Chang Jung Christian University, and Soochow University in Taiwan and was featured on National Public Radio. She also received the Honorary Citizenship from the City of Dallas, Office of Culture Affairs for her 2005 performances with the Gemini Piano Trio at the Southern Methodist University. The trio recently released a CD featuring works by Ives and Brahms. The American Record Guide praised this début CD saying, “There is an admirable balance between confidence, polished technique, and impulsive, romantic ardor in this performance.” Their second album, featuring trios by Ravel and Shostakovich, was released in mid 2003. Dr. Wang received her bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from the Hartt School of Music, master’s degree from the University of Southern California, and her doctoral degree in piano performance from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has studied with international artists such as Raymond Hanson, Anne Koscielny, Gabriel Chodos, Stewart Gordon, and Thomas Schumacher. Dr. Wang has also received chamber music coachings from Patricia Zander, Cecile Licad, Cho-Liang Lin, Ida Kavafian, and Menahem Pressler. Her published doctoral dissertation, “Tracing the Development of the French Piano Trio” has been recognized by Maurice Hinson and Wesley Roberts’s newest edition of The Piano in Chamber Ensemble: An Annotated Guide as well as by John H. Baron’s Chamber Music: A Research and Information Guide. Dr. Wang also gave a three-city concert tour with the Gemini Piano Trio in Taiwan to great acclaim, including a sold-out debut concert at the Taipei National Recital Hall in January of 2008. And in the fall of 2011, the Gemini Piano Trio made their debut at Carnegie/Weill Recital Hall to a sold-out house. The concert received a rave review from the late Edith Eisler.
Dr. Wang has been a dedicated teacher for over thirty years, and her students have won first prizes in various competitions, including the International Young Artist Piano Competition, and have been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center and the U.S. State Department. She has also been invited to chair and adjudicate many piano competitions and festivals. She is currently a music faculty member and has been the director of the chamber music program at Goucher College and also teaches at Howard Community College where she has been selected as the 2003-2004 Arts and Humanities Division Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member. She was the director of the 2009-2010 Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycle, Lecture, and Masterclass Series at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, and is also a co-founder/ artistic director of the Gemini Piano Trio Chamber Music Workshop.
It is my great hope that through the art of learning music and piano playing, my students will learn the true meaning of self-discipline, hard work, concentration, human expression, creativity, and spirituality. I am grateful to be a part of this journey with all my students.
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*Introduce natural, correct body and hand postures that are free of uncessary tension
*Develope sense of inner pulse and hand/eye coordination with listening awareness of sound
*Special training to read music and pratice efficiently and effectively
* Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance with special training in piano pedagogy and chamber music
*Over 35 years of performing experience (solo and chamber music)
* Over 33 years of teaching experience (Collegiate and private)
* Founding member/pianist of Gemini Piano Trio (33 years) and the artistic director of the Gemini Piano Trio Chamber Music Workshop (23 years)
$74 per hour
$64 per 45 mins
$54 per 30 mins (for children 8 and under)
Lessons are arranged monthly and paid by the first lesson of each month.
$10 monthly discount for multiple members of the same family taking 1 hr lesson
Requested by my high school typing teacher when I was in high school. I also just started learning piano from my long time teachers and mentors, Raymond Hanson (who just turned 98 years old) and his wife, Anne Koscielny. They are both amazing performing artists and teachers who inspired me to love teaching.
I have worked with solo and chamber music students as young as 3 years old to seniors over 70 years old, from begining to professional levels.
* Doing Tai Chi (we have a free Sunday morning class at my studio) and meditation and sharing the connection between Tao and piano playing.
*Love of teaching, lots of patience and care for each student
*Vast teaching and performing experiences and knowlege
*Holistic approach for tension/injury free technique
*Provide the student opportunities to perform and to serve the community (playing for area retirement homes etc.)
*What would you like to accomplish?
*How much time realistically and dedication are you willing to put into practice on the daily basis