Ya-Fei Chuang

Acclaimed by critics in the United States and abroad for performances of stunning virtuosity, refinement and communicative power, pianist Ya-Fei Chuang has appeared at numerous international festivals.

Among them the Beethoven Festival (Warsaw), the Bach Festival (Leipzig), Oulu Festival (Finland), Shanon (Ireland), the Taipei International Music Festival (Taiwan), the European Music Festival (Stuttgart), and those of Schleswig-Holstein, Ravinia, Gilmore, Oregon and Tanglewood.

Ms. Chuang has performed as duo partner with Kim Kashkashian, Alban Gerhardt, James Buswell, and regularly with Robert Levin and Steven Isserlis, and chamber music with members of the Berlin Philharmonic, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. Her recent engagements include concerts in the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, performances in Hong Kong, London, Salzburg, South America and throughout the US; and on forte piano with Boston Baroque, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Philharmonia Baroque; and TV appearances in Hong Kong, Tel Aviv and Germany.

She has recorded solo, concerto and chamber music works for ECM, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, New York Philomusica Records; and the Ruhr Festival has released several of her live recordings, including a solo album as a premium of Fono Forum Magazine; and a live recording of Wagner/Liszt Tannhauser Overture will soon be released. Her recording of Hindemith’s chamber music works with Spectrum Berlin was awarded a special prize by the International Record Review in 2009.  She has given the world premieres of works by John Harbison, Stanley Walden and Thomas Oboe Lee.  

Ya-Fei Chuang is on the faculty of Boston Conservatory and the Preparatory Division of New England Conservatory, where she also teaches a piano performance seminar for the Continuing Education program.  She gives master classes throughout the US, Europe and Asia, including at Tanglewood, Vianden Festival, the World Piano Pedagogy Conference, and annually at the International Summer Academy of the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.