Dr. Tingwen Tina Shao
A native of Taiwan, Dr. Shao holds a Bachelor and Master of Music in performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Louisiana State University. She is the recipient of various honors and the winner of numerous competitions. Among these are the Louisiana State University Concerto Competition, the Arkansas State Piano Competition, the Monroe Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, the National Teachers National Association Wurlitzer Collegiate Artist Contest, and a full scholarship from Evergreen Foundation to study piano performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
In addition to piano solo performances, Dr. Shao is devoted to playing piano duo music with Dr. Nam Yeung. Together, they have released two CD compilations titled ‘From Mozart To Gershwin’ and ‘A Musical Harvest Festival’ on the Joy Art Label and Glorious Pantheons respectively. The soundtrack was included in the movie “Waterwheel – The Story of Randy Chang” released by Mimosa Ministry. Her events can be appreciated throughout musical centers in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia, Canada, Italy and the United States.
As a writer, Dr. Shao has released books such as Franz Liszt’s Transcription of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in A Minor (BWV 543), Thumb Technique, Painting in Music, Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Op.31 No.2, Op.57 and Op. 81a: An Interpretative Research, published by the Tainan University of Technology Press.
Dr. Shao has received Certificate Recognition for outstanding contributions in the music field issued by Houston City Council.