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Yi-Hsuan Tseng has been awarded Artist of the Month in 2022 European Elite Piano Competition


Yi-Hsuan Tseng has been awarded Artist of the Month in 2022 European Elite Piano Competition.

ECM Competitions website: https://www.classicalmusicawards.com/


Yi-Hsuan Tseng's Biography

Born in 1994 in Tainan City, Yi-Hsuan Tseng started the piano at the age of four.

Graduated from the Tainan Minicipal Yonfu Elementary School with the best grades in all

subjects and music classes, and at the same time was admitted to the Tainan Municipal

Dacheng Junior High School with high scores. And again, graduated with the best grades

from Junior high in all subjects and music classes, and was admitted with first place in

scores for majoring in piano to the Tainan First Girls Senior High School.

At age nine, she won first place in the Cultural Cup Taiwan Music Competition, which was

also the first time she ever won first prize in a piano competition. At age thirteen, she

was relegated to represent the Tainan Municipal Dacheng Junior High School for an

exchange program with the Musashino University in Japan, in the combination of piano

and two flutists.

She started the bassoon on at age eight as a minor study. In her fourth year she won first

place in the bassoon category of the Cultural Cup Taiwan Music Competition. She

maintained the position of principal bassoonist throughout elementary school, junior

high and senior high school.

During senior high school, she also received first prize in wind quintet in the National

Student Competition of Music, and first prize in solo bassoon in the Kaohsiung Wei Wu

Ying National Music Competition. She also came in first during the university entrance

exams for minoring in bassoon.

During university she started the pipe organ as her second minor instrument, and while

studying at the Taipei National University of the Arts, she also received the highest grade

with her minor in pipe organ.



During her studies she won numerous scholarships and competitions. In 2017, she

graduated with the highest achievement in the Bachelor Piano Performance from the

Taipei National University of the Arts, where at the same time she obtained the highest

piano performance diploma. In 2020, she has received both a master degree and

certificate of Pedagogic Qualification from the Taipei National University of the Arts. In

2021, she obtained also her master degree piano performance from the University

Mozarteum Salzburg. At the moment she is studying with the chair of the piano

department at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Andreas Groethuysen. She is working

on her postgraduate degree in piano performance, and will graduate in July of 2023.

During Yihsuan’s time in Austria, aside from performing frequently in university solo

concerts, recitals and chamber music concerts, she also actively performed in music

festivals with very high appraisals. In August of 2017 an article was published about her

in the German Worms Allegemeine Zeitung; in August of 2021 she was invited to publish

her own book “Robert Schumann Carnaval Op.9” with the German publishing company

“Lehrbuchverlag”. During her studies she also won piano competitions, for example the

first place in the Seidof & Sons International Piano Competition; the Platinum Prize in the

Quebec International Music Competition; the Gold Prize in the European Elite Piano

Competition, at the same time she has received Country Representative Winner and

Artist of the month Winner; the second place in the Taiwan-Asia Piano Open

Competition and 5th Asia Youth Music Competition Taiwan Auditions; the Silver Prize in

the Pacific International Piano Competition; the Second Prize in the Glory International

Piano Competition.