Shan-Chi Hsu, Piano
Shan-Chi Hsu began playing the piano at the age of five, and the cello at the age of 9. She studied with Bernd Goetzke at the Hanover Academy of Music, Theatre and Media (HMTMH), where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and is currently furthering her studies in the solo performance class. Besides piano solo, Shan-Chi Hsu is also interested in harpsichord and lied Interpretation, and it was through working on modern song literature that she developed a strong interest in contemporary music. To expand her knowledge and experience in this area, she enrolled in an additional master’s degree in contemporary piano music with Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Cologne Academy of Music and Dance in 2020. Shan-Chi Hsu has participated in master classes led by prominent artists such as Sir András Schiff, Menahem Pressler, Robert Levin, Fou Ts’ong, Jörg Widmann, Thomas Hampson and others, and was praised for her sensitive and mature interpretation and a distinct performance style. As an active pianist and an engaging chamber musician, Shan-Chi Hsu has given solo and duo recitals in Italy, the Netherlands, Germany, the USA, and Taiwan, and has been invited to festivals such as the Stresa Festival, the Heidelberger Klavierwoche, and the Emil Gilels Foundation Festival. She has appeared as a soloist with the Southwest German Chamber Orchestra and the Taipei Symphony Orchestra. She is the recipient of the ‘Deutschlandstipendium’ scholarship, the prestigious 31th CHIMEI Cultural Foundation Artist Award, the scholarship of the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, and received the “Neustart Stipendium” for Contemporary Music from the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation in 2021.