Yi-Hsuan Tseng has been awarded Artist of the Month in 2022 European Elite Piano Competition.
ECM Competitions website: https://www.classicalmusicawards.com/
Yi-Hsuan Tseng's Biography
Born in 1994 in Tainan City, Yi-Hsuan Tseng started the piano at the age of four.
Graduated from the Tainan Minicipal Yonfu Elementary School with the best grades in all
subjects and music classes, and at the same time was admitted to the Tainan Municipal
Dacheng Junior High School with high scores. And again, graduated with the best grades
from Junior high in all subjects and music classes, and was admitted with first place in
scores for majoring in piano to the Tainan First Girls Senior High School.
At age nine, she won first place in the Cultural Cup Taiwan Music Competition, which was
also the first time she ever won first prize in a piano competition. At age thirteen, she
was relegated to represent the Tainan Municipal Dacheng Junior High School for an
exchange program with the Musashino University in Japan, in the combination of piano
and two flutists.
She started the bassoon on at age eight as a minor study. In her fourth year she won first
place in the bassoon category of the Cultural Cup Taiwan Music Competition. She
maintained the position of principal bassoonist throughout elementary school, junior
high and senior high school.
During senior high school, she also received first prize in wind quintet in the National
Student Competition of Music, and first prize in solo bassoon in the Kaohsiung Wei Wu
Ying National Music Competition. She also came in first during the university entrance
exams for minoring in bassoon.
During university she started the pipe organ as her second minor instrument, and while
studying at the Taipei National University of the Arts, she also received the highest grade
with her minor in pipe organ.
During her studies she won numerous scholarships and competitions. In 2017, she
graduated with the highest achievement in the Bachelor Piano Performance from the
Taipei National University of the Arts, where at the same time she obtained the highest
piano performance diploma. In 2020, she has received both a master degree and
certificate of Pedagogic Qualification from the Taipei National University of the Arts. In
2021, she obtained also her master degree piano performance from the University
Mozarteum Salzburg. At the moment she is studying with the chair of the piano
department at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Andreas Groethuysen. She is working
on her postgraduate degree in piano performance, and will graduate in July of 2023.
During Yihsuan’s time in Austria, aside from performing frequently in university solo
concerts, recitals and chamber music concerts, she also actively performed in music
festivals with very high appraisals. In August of 2017 an article was published about her
in the German Worms Allegemeine Zeitung; in August of 2021 she was invited to publish
her own book “Robert Schumann Carnaval Op.9” with the German publishing company
“Lehrbuchverlag”. During her studies she also won piano competitions, for example the
first place in the Seidof & Sons International Piano Competition; the Platinum Prize in the
Quebec International Music Competition; the Gold Prize in the European Elite Piano
Competition, at the same time she has received Country Representative Winner and
Artist of the month Winner; the second place in the Taiwan-Asia Piano Open
Competition and 5th Asia Youth Music Competition Taiwan Auditions; the Silver Prize in
the Pacific International Piano Competition; the Second Prize in the Glory International