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Dr. Tingwen Tina Shao is appointed as a full time Associate Professor of Music at the Tainan University of Technology, and serves as a member of the Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Society. As an associate professor, she engages in education regarding piano performance, 20th century piano literature, and the history of Taiwanese music.
Over the years, she has taught and performed in summer events such as Tainan International Music Festival in Taiwan, Cremona International Music Festival in Italy, Montecito International Music Festival in the United States, Asia International Piano Academy & Festival in South Korea, and Valencia International Piano Academy as well as Festival International Piano Málaga in Spain. She was invited as the juror in Southwestern Youth Music Festival Piano Competition in California, Japan Classical Music Competition in Tokyo (Piano Division), Chopin Memorial Prizes Hong Kong International Piano Open Competition, Liszt Memorial Prizes International Piano Open Competition in Hong Kong, Kayserburg Vietnam Youth Piano Competition in Hanoi and Singapore International Piano Competition. Her students have won a variety of national competitions in Taiwan as well as international ones held in Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, the United States, Bulgaria and Germany.
A native of Taiwan, Dr. Shao holds an Associate Bachelor’s Music Diploma from the Tainan University of Technology, Bachelor and Master of Music in Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University as well as a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University.
Dr. Shao is the recipient of various honors and 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 the Evergreen Foundation to study piano performance at the Peabody Conservatory of Music.
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), Painting in Music and Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas Op. 31 No.2, Op.57 and Op. 81a: An Interpretative Research; Journal and periodical thesis include the Thumb Technique, and The Great Gems of W. A. Mozart’s Keyboard Repertoire: Capriccio in C Major, K. 395 and Adagio in B Minor, K. 540.
In addition to solo performances, Dr. Shao plays 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. Her soundtrack was incorporated in the film Waterwheel - The Story of Randy Chang released by Mimosa Ministry. She was also involved in several collaborations: a violin video recording, Poetry of Music, as well as the recordings of 18 contemporary pieces for Soprano Contemporary Art Songs in Taiwanese by Woman Composers.
Her events can be appreciated throughout musical centers in Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia, Italy, Spain, Canada, and across the United States. Dr. Shao has received her Certificate Recognition for outstanding contributions in the music field issued by the Houston City Council.