Chia-Chi Hsu is an active pianist who can regularly be seen on stages across Asia. She is a pianist for the Taiwan National Performing Arts Center Opera Studio from 2007 to 2017. From 2016 to 2018, she has appeared as a guest pianist at the Singapore Violin Festival. Chia-Chia has coached Kaohsiung Spring Festival opera productions, including Bizet’s Carmenin 2017 and Puccini’s La bohème in 2018.
Chia-Chia has collaborated with international musicians including Sumi Jo, Peter-Lukas Graf, Robert Aitken, Trevor Wye, Shigenori Kudo, Amy Porter, Sharon Bezaly, Judith Mendenhall, Karl Kraber, Philippe Bernold, Loïc Schneider, Vincent Lukas, Shin-ichi Fukuda, Mayuko Kamio, Karl Leister, Sarah Louvion, Gaby Pas-Von Riet, Justin Lavender, John Ken Nuzzo and Sussana Rigacci.
She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, studying under Vera Danchenko and Ellen Mack. Chia-Chi has also studied French diction and interpretation with Thomas Grubb, collaborating as his piano assistant for 9 years. Chia-Chi has been awarded with full scholarship in Peabody Opera Accompanying and Clara Asherfeld Award in accompanying. In 2001, She received Best Accompanist Award in German Lieder Competition in Taiwan.
Additionally, Chia-Chia is currently an associate professor at National Taiwan Normal University, National Taipei University of Education, National Taiwan University of Arts, and Shih-Chien University. She teaches courses in piano, song interpretation, and orchestral score reading. She currently serves as the chair of Peabody Alumni Taiwan Chapter Society and as the councilor for Taiwan National Performing Arts Center.