Moli Chiang, piano
Praised by El Tribuno Jujuy Argentina (2010) for her "magical ductility" in piano playing, Dr. Moli Chiang currently holds a full-time professorship at the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.
Born in Kaoshiung, Taiwan, Dr. Chiang began playing piano at age five and made her debut with orchestra at age eight. She was the first-prize winners at several major national piano competitions before immigrating with her family to Buenos Aires, Argentina. She received the Bachelor of Music degree from the National Conservatory "Carlos Lopez Buchardo" in Buenos Aires and both Master and Doctor of Music degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in the United States. Her teachers included Roberto Caamaño, Perla Brúgola, Enrique Graf, Leon Fleisher, Yogheved Kaplinsky and Ellen Mack.
Among the many top prizes she has won are the 17th Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition in New York City, American Music Scholarship Competition in Washington, D.C., Baltimore Music Club Annual Competition in Baltimore, Maryland, National Young Artist Piano Competition in Mar del Plata, Argentina, and the Christian Association Piano Competition in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has also been awarded fellowships from the Organization of American States, the American Association of Women University Education Foundation, and the China Times Cultural Foundation.
As a recitalist and chamber musician she has performed on the stages of Taipei National Concert Hall, Shanghai Jin Mao Concert Hall, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Targus Mures Philharmonic in Rumania, Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Chappaqua Library in New York, Cervantes Theatre in Buenos Aires, and Roxy Theatre in Mar del Plata, Argentina. In 2010, she returned to perform concerts in Argentina as the guest artist of Mozarteum Argentina. In addition, she has also appeared in the Music Festival of San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina), the Ravinia Music Festival (USA), the Sant Pere de Rodes Music Festival (Spain), the Canetti Music Festival and the InterHarmony International Music Festivals (Italy).
In Buenos Aires, she made recordings for National Radio, Radio Rivadavia, and Municipal Radio of Buenos Aires. The last recording won her a medal in memory of Brigidas Frias de Lopez Buchardo. Her recording of the great Argentinian composer, Alberto Ginastera's works, "Piano Music /Chamber Works" was released in 2010 by Himalaya Records of Taiwan and "Virtuoso Inspirations" with the Chinese American violinist Zuo Jun in 2011 by New Arts Inc., Taiwan.
Besides being on the faculty of the National Hsinchu University of Education (now National Tsing Hua University) since 1994, Dr. Chiang also held, for many years, a teaching position at the National Chiao-Tung University. In both institutes, she has taught many award-winning piano students. Some of her students continue their graduate studies in both U.S.A. and Europe. As an avid chamber performer and educator, Moli Chiang has served as the coordinator and performer in the music festival "From the Ends of the World" and in the International Music Festival of NHCUE-Hsinchu. In these festivals, she has established training sessions for students to work with international artists and to perform in public with students from other institutions. Through the years, she has continuously given master classes and served as jury members for many piano competitions.