FREE Lunchtime Concert: Tien Hsieh (Piano)
Schubert – “Wanderer” Fantasy in C Op 15
Schubert-Liszt – Litanei auf das Fest aller Seelen (Litany for the Feast of All Souls)
Liszt – Après une lecture du Dante – Fantasia quasi sonata, S 161 No 7
Born in Taiwan, Tien Hsieh began early musical training with her mother, Sylvia. Currently residing in Folsom, California she has enjoyed a far-ranging career as recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, with recital appearances in Hungary, Germany, China and throughout the U.S. Amongst her various accolades include the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, Li-Ching Cultural & Educational Foundation Grant, Distinguished Artist Award from Artists International Presentations, cover feature on the Sacramento Talent Magazine and recital selected by The San Francisco Examiner’s Memorable Concerts of 2013. She has been heard on radio stations in the U.S., Canada, and, appeared on PBS for International Piano Festival in Houston, Texas.
Tien’s 2014 Liszt recital tour included a return to both Liszt Museum in Budapest and Lane Series at University of Vermont, Boston University (presented by ALS – New England Chapter), recital debut in Pécs, Hungary (presented by Hungarian Liszt Society) and opening concert at Albano Liszt Festival in Italy. Recent performance highlights include solo recitals in California, Washington, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and Utah. As soloist, she has performed with Roswell Symphony in New Mexico, Spokane Symphony at The Festival at Sandpoint in Idaho, Redlands Symphony at Redlands Bowl, Oregon Mozart Players, Manhattan Philharmonia and Houston Civic Orchestra.
She received a B.M. as full scholarship student at University of Houston, studying with Abbey Simon and Ruth Tomfohrde. As a scholarship student at Manhattan School of Music, she received a M.M. and Professional Studies under the tutelage of Marc Silverman, and, was recipient of the Roy M. Rubinstein award and Bettingen Corporation Grant. Tien’s recent recording of Bach & Beethoven: Mostly Transcriptions 2 on the MSR label received praises from the press, reaching #1 twice on Amazon’s Best Sellers list and remained a best seller for two consecutive months in 2015.