“A true artist, a great talent, and a serious musician”
- Tamás Vásáry, Concert Pianist and Conductor
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, pianist Shih-Wei Huang has been hailed by audiences and critics as an artist of poetic insight and deeply expressive sound with communicative power.
She has studied at some of the world’s most elite conservatories with renowned international piano faculty. She completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the Curtis Institute of Music, a Master of Music at Yale University, and Meisterklasse at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. She has studied with the esteemed pianists Hung-Kuan Chen, Claude Frank, Konstantin Lifschitz, Matti Raekallio, Antti Siirala, Ruth Slenczyska, Rolf-Peter Wille and Daming Zhu.
A recipient of many honors and prizes including the Dorothy Mackenzie Artist Recognition Award in New York, the International Mauro Paulo Monopoli Piano Competition, National Talent Bank 2012, and CHIMEI Artist Award. In 2016 she was awarded Hella Siegrist-Fonds in Luzern.
Since the age of 12 she has performed internationally in the United States, Europe and Asia in many of the finest music venues, including the National Philharmonic in Warsaw, KKL Luzern, Flagey Studio 4 in Brussels, Conversationshaus in Norderney, Grosser Konzertsaal der Konservatorium Bern, Steinway Hall in New York, Davis Concert Hall in Fairbanks, National Concert Hall in Taiwan and Act City Hall in Hamamatsu.
She has performed with Luzerner Sinfonieorchester, the Warschauer Symphonie Orchester, the Kodaly Zoltan World Youth Orchestra, Voice of Spring Symphony Orchestra, NTSO in Taiwan, Taiwan Philharmonic and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in Philadelphia. She has appeared at chamber music recital with the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Shih-Wei is co-founder of the I.F. Piano Trio and S. I. E. Klaviertrio.
She currently resides in Switzerland.