Taiwanese pianist Dr. Christina Chen has won numerous awards in the United States
and Taiwan, including the first prize at The Performing Arts of Scholarship Foundation
(PASF) this year 2021, the first prize at the Taipei County Student Competition of Music,
and second place at the National Student Competition of Music in Taiwan. She was
invited as one of two pianists to compete in the 2016 concerto competition at the Frost
School of Music at the University of Miami. She also was the winner of the Chamber
Music Competition at UCSB in 2019, 2021, and 2022.
Dr. Christina has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician throughout the United
States and Taiwan. Performance venues have included the Lehmann Hall at the Music
Academy of the West, Clark Hall and Gusman Hall at the University of Miami, Radke
Fine Arts Theatre at the University of Central Oklahoma, the National Recital Hall in
Taipei, Taiwan, and Lotte Lehmann Hall and Karl Geiringer Hall at the University of
California, Santa Barbara. She also performed in masterclasses of pianists, including
Richard Goode and Dean Kramer.
Christina began her piano studies at the age of four and entered the music program in
Kuang-Jen Catholic Elementary and High School, Zhongzheng Senior High School,
where she was a student of Wen-Ling Shih. She graduated from Fu Jen Catholic
University in Taiwan (B.M. in Piano Performance), as a student of Dr. Linju Ou, where
she received the Book Awards every semester.
She holds a master's degree in keyboard performance from the University of Miami, where she was a pupil of Santiago Rodriguez, who won the Silver Medal at the Van
Cliburn International Piano Competition (1981). Dr. Christina is currently receiving her
Doctoral of Musical Arts in Keyboard Performance at the University of California, Santa
Barbara, under the guidance of Dr. Charles Asche. She held the Martin Kamen
Fellowship Award and served as Teaching Assistant in piano teaching and collaborative
piano. Dr. Christina has been teaching for many years and is passionate about
providing a comprehensive education and engaging music experience for all ages of
*Note: Dr. Christina Chen is a Distinguished Faculty member and offers lessons under our Distinguished Faculty tuition rate. Please contact us for more information.