Guest Artist Hsiang Tu, piano

Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Paul Creative Arts Center Bratton Recital Hall

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 thematic programs and broad range of repertoire. Dr. Tu is currently working on the complete cycle of piano solo works by Maurice Ravel and thematic recitals featuring animal-themed music. 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, Hsiang 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, and the University of Tennessee. 

His debut solo CD, Bestiary on Ivory, has recently been released by Bridge Records. The American Record Guide enthusiastically wrote that “Hsiang Tu plays with verve and poetic intensity, giving each creature its artistic due.”

 Hsiang recently completed a short residency as a Visiting Professor at the University of Taipei and released an educational outreach video, "The Ivory Menagerie," on YouTube in collaboration with the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation that features interviews, in both English and Chinese, and performances of music inspired by the animal kingdom.  

 Before being appointed as an Assistant Professor of Piano at Virginia Tech in 2019, Dr. Tu taught at 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. For more info, please visit

This concert is made possible by the Arlene Kies Enrichment Fund for Piano Students.
Donations to the Fund are greatly appreciated and may be made through the UNH Foundation.

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