“A major musician of tremendous stature, a deeply probing artist.”
--- Dr. Tom Wendel, late Chair of the American Beethoven Society
“What a paradise life would be if all the concerts I reviewed were as good as this one. Pianist Li-shan Hung gave a truly extraordinary performance…, making music at the highest level….”
--- Timothy Gilligan, New York Concert Review
As a winner of the Artists International Li-shan Hung made her New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in February, 2003 to great acclaim, which leads to a return in June, 2005. Her performance of Cesar Franck’s Prelude, Chorale, and Fugue was cited as “perhaps the finest performance of this piece I’ve ever heard” by Timothy Gilligan in the New York Concert Review. She has also received high praises from reviews by the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun.
Dr. Hung has appeared both as a soloist and a chamber musician internationally. Besides Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, she has performed in other venues, such as Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow, Shriver Hall Concert Series in Baltimore, Orpheus Classical Music Series in Chicago, Sejong Cultural Arts Center in Seoul, Korea, National Recital Hall in Taipei, as well as other major cities in Europe and United States. Dr. Hung has performed as a soloist with orchestras such as Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Stockton Symphony, Palo Alto Philharmonic, Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra, and Hunan Symphony Orchestra in China. She has collaborated with distinguished artists and conductors including Menahem Pressler, Bin Huang, and Peter Jaffe. Her performances have been broadcast on Television and Radio, including WBAL, WBJC, WFYI, and WPR. Dr. Hung has given master classes at universities and festivals in the United States, including Ball State University and Steinway Society Bay Area Midsummer Festival. Since 2008, she has been on the piano faculty at the MasterWorks Festival.
A native Taiwanese, Li-shan obtained her Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with the renowned pianist Ann Schein, who is a pupil of the legendary master Arthur Rubinstein. Among the awards she received include the First Prizes of the Palo Alto Philharmonic Concerto Competition, National Taiwan piano Competition, the Second Prize of the Harrison L. Winter Piano Competition, at Peabody the Annie Wentz Prize in Chamber Music and Accompanying, and the Rose Marie Milholland Award for outstanding accomplishments in piano performance. Upon graduating at Peabody, she was selected to be a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from National Taiwan Normal University.
In the summers, Li-shan attended in the musical festivals at Salzburg, Moscow, Orford of Canada, and Aspen, where she had the opportunities to study with distinguished artists, such as Jörg Demus, Imre Rohmann, Grant Johannesen, Sergei Dorensky, and Evgeny Malinin.
Dr. Hung now serves as Associate Professor and the Keyboard Area Coordinator at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. (Chinese Music Teachers Association of Northern California)