Pianist Pei-yeh Tsai was recently awarded her Doctoral degree from Boston University. She was a student of Prof Di Bonaventura from 2005 to 2008. Ms. Tsai studies at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University with Boris Slutsky; subsequently she received a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal. Ms.Tsai’s recent engagements included a premiere of Ketty Nez’s Piano concerto ‘Thresholds’ with David Martins conducting Boston University Wind Ensemble; concerts with the Atlantic Symphony Chamber Players as well as performances of Beethoven Fourth Piano Concerto with the Boston University Orchestra and Paul Bowel’s concerto for two pianos and winds. Last year, Ms. Tsai was interviewed by BBC Radio 4, in a program called ‘Soul Music’ where she talks about the important role Rachmaninoff plays in her life and music.
Ms. Tsai has received first prize in the Aaron Richmond International Piano Competition, New England Chamber Music Ensemble Competition with the Clara Piano Quartet, Baltimore Music Club Piano Competition, The fourth prize in Iowa International Piano Competition, and The Viardo Prize at The Viardo International Piano Competition. Ms. Tsai is also the recipient of numerous awards including two Piano Departmental Awards given by Boston University, the Marie Miller Award from the Women’s Guild in Boston, the Sergio Fiorentino Memorial Award, the Rose Marie Milholland Award and a Career Development Grant from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. Last year, she was a judge in the Granite State Piano Competition in New Hampshire.