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’s international appearances include the Berlin Radio Symphony, Boston Philharmonic, the City of Birmingham Symphony, the Israel Symphony, the Malaysian Philharmonic, The Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, performances at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, Boston’s Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonie and Schauspielhaus Berlin, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, London’s Queen Elisabeth Hall, and Tokyo Suntory Hall.

She has performed at numerous international festivals, including the Beethoven Festival (Warsaw), the European Music Festival Stuttgart, the Bach Festival (Leipzig), the Mozart-Woche in Salzburg, the Taipei International Music Festival, the Ruhr Piano Festival, and the festivals of Schleswig-Holstein, Gilmore, Ravinia, Sarasota, and Tanglewood. She has performed in duo recitals with Alban Gerhardt, Kim Kashkashian, and is a frequent partner with Steven Isserlis and Robert Levin.

Ya-Fei Chuang has appeared at the International Music Sessions in Prussia Cove,
England, Fromm Foundation at Harvard University, with the Spectrum Berlin; the New York Philomusica; and is a member of the chamber music ensemble Mistral (Boston).  Appearances in recent seasons include the festivals of Verbier, Ruhr, Oregon Bach, Nevada, the Mozartwoche in Salzburg, the Mozart Festival in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and in Boston, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv.

Performances on fortepiano include Boston Baroque, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Philharmonia Baroque, and Concerto Köln. She has recorded for ECM, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, and New York Philomusica Records. The Ruhr Festival has released several of her live recordings, including a solo album distributed as a premium of Fono Forum Magazine. Reviewing her live recording of the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1, Fanfare Magazine hailed her “delicacy and fluidity of touch ... this version now sits at the top of the pile of Mendelssohn Firsts, alongside Perahia, [Rudolf] Serkin, and John Ogdon.” Her recording of Hindemith chamber works was awarded a special prize by the International Record Review. 

Upcoming CD releases include all-Liszt and Chopin recordings, as well as the complete piano solo works by Ravel for Le Palais des Dégustateurs, to be released worldwide on Harmonia Mundi.

She is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory and gives master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and annually a two week master class at the Mozarteum, Salzburg.