Chia-Wei Chung

Chia-Wei Chung is a renowned pianist and one of the most sought-after piano pedagogues in Taiwan. She earned both Master and Doctoral degrees in piano performance from Indiana University, Bloomington, where she studied with the legendary pianist Michel Block, who was granted the Rubinstein Prize in the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1970. She also played in the masterclasses of Hung-Kuan Chen, Solomon Mikowsky, John Perry, and Oxana Yablonskaya. Other teachers in chamber music include Joseph Gingold, Franco Gulli, Luba Edlina-Dubinsky, and Rostislav Dubinsky (Borodin Trio). Dr. Chung has taught masterclasses and given lectures in Taiwan. She has concertized extensively, performing in the United States, Taiwan and China, actively appearing as a soloist, collaborative pianist, and chamber musician. She was a recipient of the “Rising Star” in Taiwan National Concert Hall. Apart from the annual solo recital in Taiwan National Recital Hall, she has given recital tours throughout the island. She also collaborated with instrumentalists and singers giving duet concerts, and also performing new music by contemporary Taiwanese composers. In recent years, Dr. Chung was invited to give concerts in China, such as recital in Kulangsu Concert Hall in 2013, and solo appearance in Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2012. In 2017 Dr Chung serves as the honorary guest lecturer in the first Music Fest Perugia in Taipei held at National Taiwan Normal University. She has performed with Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, National Taiwan Normal University Orchestra, National Kaohsiung Normal University Orchestra, Orchestra of National Taiwan University of Arts, and Sun Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Chung is now Professor at National Taiwan Normal University.