Hsiu-Hui Wang has enjoyed the enthusiastic applause of audiences across the United States and her native Taiwan. After a radiant performance of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, The Baltimore Sun admired her “graceful, buoyant” performance, adding that “there is an appealing sense of lift to her playing, which gave Beethoven’s passage work a balletic quality.” The New York Concert Review was impressed with her “remarkable pedal technique,” and praised her performance with the Gemini Piano Trio as “ardent,” as well as being “serene and “poetic.” The New Britain Herald also commented on the ardor of her playing, remarking that “watching the dramatic expressiveness with which [she] played was also a treat to behold. . . .” At the age of 19, Hsiu-Hui Wang performed from memory the monumental first book of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier in recitals at Hartt School of Music and University of Maryland at College Park. She has since appeared with the Emerson String Quartet and performed with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Hartt Symphony Orchestra, and New Britain Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed at the Aspen Music Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, Waterloo Music Festival, and Yellow Barn Music Festival. Dr. Wang has won numerous competitions and awards such as the Emerson String Quartet Competition, the Connecticut MTNA Competitions, the Hartford Symphony Auxiliary’s young Artist Competition, and Renee B. Fisher Piano Competition.
As a founding member of the Gemini Piano Trio, Dr. Wang has also performed guest engagements at Princeton University, Penn State University, University of Maryland College Park, the Johns Hopkins University, the Southern Methodist University, the Chang Jung Christian University, and Soochow University in Taiwan and was featured on National Public Radio. Dr. Wang received her bachelor’s degree (summa cum laude) from the Hartt School of Music, master’s degree from the University of Southern California, and her doctoral degree in piano perfor-mance from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has studied with international artists such as Raymond Hanson, Anne Koscielny, Gabriel Chodos, Stewart Gordon, and Thomas Schumacher. Dr. Wang has also received chamber music coachings from Patricia Zander, Cecile Licad, Cho-Liang Lin, Ida Kavafian, and Menahem Pressler. Her published doctoral dissertation, “Tracing the Development of the French Piano Trio” has been recognized by Maurice Hinson and Wesley Roberts’s newest edition of The Piano in Chamber Ensemble: An Annotated Guide as well as by John H. Baron’s Chamber Music: A Research and Information Guide.
Dr. Wang has been a dedicated teacher for over twenty-seven years, and her students have won first prizes in various competitions, including the International Young Artist Piano Competition, and have been invited to perform at the Kennedy Center and the U.S. State Department. She has also been invited to chair and adjudicate many piano competitions and festivals. She is currently a music faculty member at Goucher College and Howard Community College where she has been selected as the 2003-2004 Arts and Humanities Division Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Member, a co-founder/ director of the Gemini Piano Trio Chamber Music Workshop, as well as the director of the 2009-2010 Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycle, Lecture, and Masterclass Series at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center.