A native of Taiwan, Po-Chuan Chiang, has appeared as a soloist, collaborative pianist, chamber musician and worked educator. As an outstanding soloist, he has performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia. Mr. Chiang has placed in various competitions including Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition, Grand Price Virtuoso International Music Competition and South Illinois Young Artist Organization Instrumental Competition. He also received Nancy Kennedy Wustman Memorial Award in Vocal Accompanying at University of Illinois in 2011. In addition, Mr. Chiang has attended a series of master classes which were given by Vladimir Tropp, Victor Rosenbaum, Boris Lvov, Andre Laplante, Marietta Orlov and Anton Kuerti.
As a collaborative pianist, Mr. Chiang have worked with many performers, both instrumental and vocal, in multiple styles and genres, including serving as the pianist for both the University of Illinois Wind Orchestra and Wind Symphony. During the first two years of study at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Mr. Chiang was granted a prestigious accompanying assistantship with the vocal, brass, and string divisions for student lessons, studio recitals and degree recitals. The following year, he was offered a highly-coveted opera accompanying assistantship, supporting singers in main stage operatic productions at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Chiang also have extensive experience in the realm of musical theater. He has worked with Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Champaign Central High School and Parkland College Theater as rehearsal pianist and performance keyboard/synthesizer. Mr. Chiang currently works as a staff accompanist at Western Illinois University.
Mr. Chiang earned his Bachelor of Music Degree in piano performance from the Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan. In 2009, he received his Masters of Music Degree in piano performance at the Boston Conservatory of Music where he was hired as a staff accompanist at the same year after he graduated. Mr. Chiang is pursuing his DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) degree in piano performance with Dr. Ian Hobson at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Laplante, Marietta Orlov and Anton Kuerti.