Manteca Kindred Arts Concert Association presents concert pianist Tien Hsieh on the second program of their 25th anniversary season on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m.
Tien made her New York debut at Carnegie Hall in 1996, and she has soloed with the Houston Symphony, Manhattan Symphony and many others. She has received the Rubinstein Award, Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition award, University of Houston Concerto Competition, and has performed on the Van Cliburn International Master Class series. Tien Hsieh presents keyboard artistry that seems to be beyond any level of physical possibility with ease.
A special reception will follow the concert, which is complimentary for those who attend.
Acclaimed for exceptional temperament, personal expressivity and insight, pianist Tien Hsieh has enjoyed a far-ranging career as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. While performing intensively throughout the American West, she has appeared on major series in San Francisco and Seattle, as well as concert series as far afield as Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago, Lane Series at University of Vermont and Impromptu Concerts in Key West, Florida. New York Concert Review praised Tien Hsieh’s 2008 return to New York’s Carnegie Hall-Weill Recital Hall as “Unusually impressive, compelling, trusting, extraordinary, most memorable and deeply moving.”
As a winner of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, she played an all-Liszt program at the Liszt Museum in Budapest, Hungary. She has also performed solo recitals and chamber music in China and Germany. Her recent orchestral appearances include soloist with the Spokane Symphony at The Festival at Sandpoint, Redlands Symphony at Redlands Bowl and Oregon Mozart Players. As a collaborative musician, she toured with the Czech Republic’s Graffe Quartet, the Schaurmann Piano Quintet and the State Street Ballet in Santa Barbara. Recent highlights include solo recitals throughout California, Washington, Alaska and recording “Mostly Transcriptions” CD – released in November of 2010.
A recipient of the Li-Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation Grant, Tien Hsieh’s achievements include 2008 Distinguished Artist Award from Artists International Presentation, first prize in both the Pacific Piano Competition & Festival and Texas Music Teacher Association Collegiate Concerto Competition, as well as awards in competitions across the U.S. Tien Hsieh’s collaborations as orchestral pianist include Manhattan Symphony Orchestra, Schoenberg’s Pierrot Lunaire with Gold Country Chamber players, Orff’s Carmina Burana with Sacramento Ballet and Stravinsky’s Les Noces at Mondavi Center’s Jackson Hall at UC Davis in California. She has been heard on radio broadcast WFT in Chicago, LXKZ of Sacramento, Northwest Focus on KING in Seattle, Key West, Eugene, Eureka and on PBS for International Piano Festival in Houston, Texas.
Information about this concert and the rest of the season is available on the Kindred Arts website: www.mantecakindredarts.com. If you would like a season brochure call 823-2570.