Tien Hsieh

On your way to Performance West on Thursday, September 2...

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Photo: Allen McCullough
...please join Tien Hsieh at the Grand Piano and Grand View! An Exclusive Showcase with a catered reception at 6:30 pm, at the Private Long Beach Towers Residence of Dr. Jerry Wulk. Limited seating. Reservations recommended. Transportation provided. Details below

Western Arts Alliance Booking Conference in Phoenix, Arizona
September 1-4, 2009 Booth #1022

Arts Northwest Booking Conference - Showcasing in Boise, Idaho
October 12-15

About Pianist Tien Hsieh

Recent Reviews:

"Doing Justice to Both Liszt and Brahms" San Francisco Examiner writes "There are "Brahmins" who think to find in their God the breath of old men of genius: they love Beethoven in Brahms. Thus, it is rare to find a pianist with a repertoire that gives a "fair shake" to both Liszt and Brahms. Tien Hsieh is such a pianist."
Stephen Smoliar, July 2009

"First Things First is fine idea well executed" The Registered-Guard of Eugene, Oregon writes of Mendelssohn Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op. 25 with Oregon Mozart Players, "Taiwanese born Tien Hsieh gave a brilliant performance of this pianistically demanding work, her crashing chords, bravura runs and swirling scales were truly breathtaking."
John Farnworth, May 2009

New York Concert Review writes "Unusually impressive, compelling, thrusting, extraordinary...this account of (Beethoven Sonata No. 32 in C minor) Op. 111 was one of the most memorable and deeply moving that this lifelong Beethoven worshipper has ever heard - it was that superb!"
Harris Goldsmith, July 2008

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Recent News:

Soloist with Oregon Mozart Players in Eugene received rave review.

InterHarmony International Music Festival - Piano professor and performed chamber music with violinist David Yonan, violist Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff and cellist Misha Quint in Brahms G minor Piano Quartet, Rachmaninoff Trio Elegiaque No.1. Also performed solo pieces and gave San Francisco Premiere of Cortese Elegy (2008).

Solo appearance in Vancouver for Paolo Fazioli Piano Event. Interviewed and playing in Fazioli Pianos Documentary, available for viewing on YouTube.com. Upcoming Solo Recitals in Idaho! Tien will be returning to Sandpoint in November, where she received praises for Beethoven Choral Fantasy with Spokane Symphony a couple of seasons ago. In December, she will return to Idaho, playing a recital in Salmon, Idaho.

Recent Audio and Video Clips:

Schumann - Humoreske in B-Flat Major, Op. 20
Beethoven - Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111
Mendelssohn - Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 25
Cortese - Elegy World Premiere
Buxtehude-Prokofiev - Prelude and Fugue in D Minor (Transcription)

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2009 to 2011 Recital Programs

I. Celebrating 1810: Chopin and Schumann
II. Mostly Transcriptions: Buxtehude, Busoni, Liszt, Rachmininoff
III. Tribute to Liszt: Bicentennial Celebration
IV. Romanticism Magnified: Reflecting the Epitome of 19th century Romanticism
Composers range from Late Beethoven, Rachmaninoff to Scriabin
Tien Hsieh is available for Outreach, Educational and Community Programs.

Booking Inquiries: Tien Hsieh
E-mail: TienHsieh@aol.com
Telephone: 916.990.9134 (studio) 646.345.8535 (cell)


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Photo: Nor Cal Candids
Acclaimed for exceptional temperament, personal expressivity and insight, pianist Tien Hsieh has enjoyed a far-ranging career as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. While performing intensively throughout the America West, she has appeared on major series in San Francisco and Seattle, as well as concert series as far afield as Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, Lane Series at University of Vermont and Impromptu Concerts in Key West, Florida.

As a prize-winner of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, she played an all-Liszt program at the Liszt Museum in Budapest, Hungary in 2004. She has also performed in China and Germany. Her recent return to Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall was praised by the New York Concert Review. Her recent orchestral appearances include soloist with Spokane Symphony at the Festival at Sandpoint with Gary Sheldon and Redland Symphony at Redlands Bowl with Frank Fetta in Southern California. As a chamber musician, she toured with the Czech Republic's Graffe Quartet in 2007 with the Schumann Piano Quintet. Highlights from the 2009 concert season include soloist with Oregon Mozart Players and Conductor Glen Cortese playing Mendelssohn Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 25, and Professor of Piano at InterHarmony International Music Festival in San Francisco, where she performed Brahms Piano Quartet in G Minor, Rachmaninoff Trio Elegiaque in G minor, solo and gave the San Francisco Premiere of Glen Cortese's Elegy.

A grant recipient of the Li-Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation Grant, Tien Hsieh's achievements include 2008 Distinguished Artist Award from Artists International Presentation, first prize winner of both Pacific Piano Competition & Festival and Texas Music Teacher Association Collegiate Concerto Competition, as well as award winner of competitions across the U.S. Tien Hsieh's collaborations as orchestral pianist include Manhattan Symphony Orchestra, Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire with Gold Country Chamber players, Orff's Carmina Burana with Sacramento Ballet, Stravinsky's Les Noces at Mondavi Center's Jackson Hall at UC Davis in California and collaborations with State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara. She has been heard on radio broadcast WFMT in Chicago, KXJZ of Sacramento, Northwest Focus on KING in Seattle, Key West, Eugene, Eureka and on PBS for International Piano Festival in Houston, Texas.

While a scholarship recipient at the Manhattan School of Music, Miss Hsieh received the prestigious Roy M. Rubinstein Award and Bettingen Corporation Grant, where she received the Professional Studies Diploma and Master of Music degree under the tutelage of Dr. Marc Silverman. She earlier was a full scholarship student at University of Houston where she received her Bachelor of Music degree, studying with Abbey Simon and Ruth Tomfohrde. She was also a scholarship student at the St. Louis Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Jane Allen and Carol Tafoya. She has participated in master classes by world-class pianists including Byron Janis, Christoph Eschenbach, Claude Frank, Jose Feghali, Fou T'song and Abbey Simon.

Equally successful as a performing musician, Miss Hsieh is dedicated to working with young pianists while maintaining a private studio in Northern California. Her students are recent prizewinners at numerous competitions including Grand Prizes of Mondavi Young Artist Competition, Grand Prizes of Bradshaw& Buono International Piano Competition in New York City, 1st in Los Angeles Liszt Competition, Seattle International Piano Competition, Viardo International Piano Competition in Texas, International Institute for Young Musicians Piano Competition 2009 and have been invited as scholarship participants at several well-known summer institutes.

Born in Taiwan of Chinese parents, she immigrated to the United States when she was nine years old, and currently resides in Folsom, California. She began her musical training with her mother, Sylvia Hsieh, who maintains an active piano studio in Sacramento.

Miss Hsieh is a touring roster artist of both the California Arts Council Performing Arts Touring and Presenting Program and Northwest on Tour. She has been a Juried Showcase Artist for three consecutive years at regional and sub-regional performing arts booking conferences. She enjoys making jewelry in her spare time and occasionally playing as a headliner for her sailing audiences at sea.

See more at Tien's official website: www.tienhsieh.com
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