About

About Chia Hui Lu

“Impressive musicianship, fantastic technical powers and very focused concentration.”

Günther Herbig (Conductor)

“Great enthusiasm, virtuosity … an extraordinary performance.”

La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno (Italy)

“Conquered by elegance, each strike, relentlessly touching deep within the heart.”

Calvin Chu ( Poet)

 
A native of Taiwan, Chia-Hui Lu began her piano studies at the age of five with her mom, Professor Yu-Chiou Tchen. At the age of nine, Ms. Lu won her first piano competition, taking first prize at the Taipei City Piano Competition.

Ms. Lu is an alumna of the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree under the instructions of Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. Ms. Lu had also studied with world renowned musicians Oxana Yablonskaya in New York City, Michele Campanella at the Sienna Music Festival, Marcella Crudelli at the Vasto Summer Festival in Italy, Rita Sloan at the Aspen Music Festival, Ramzi Yassa at the French Summer Course, and Lev Natochenny and Sergio Particaroli at the Merano Festival.

Ms. Lu is known for her inspirational and deeply emotional performances. Ms. Lu had performed concertos with the National Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Taipei Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra, the Hunan Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Moment Musical. In April 2001, Ms. Lu debuted at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, as a winner and recipient of Artists International’s Young Artists Award. Ms. Lu followed up her United States performances in May 2003 with a recital at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award from Artists International. Ms. Lu also premiered Chien-Tai Chen’s “Far Horizon Piano Concerto”, Gordon Shi-Wen Chin’s “Piano Concerto No.1” and “Triple Concerto”, and Lan In Winnie Yang’s Piano Concerto. Other performances include: the Eslite 25th Anniversary concert, the Kawai 30th Anniversary Outstanding Award Winners’ Concert, the International Taiwan Chopin Festival Concert, Encounter Chanson with Soprano Anne Rodier, special guest performance at Hai-Min Wei’s concert (Taiwan Peking Opera), and appearances at the National Music Festival in Rome and recitals in Barletta.

Ms. Lu is a passionate artist, promoting music and culture as an active Director at a non-profit organization, the “Egret Foundation”. As a composer, Ms. Lu published her first work with the release of her first album “Enchanted” under Rock Records in 2013. She has followed up with her latest work in her second album “Amore” in 2016. Ms. Lu also served behind the scenes as the Music Designer/Director for the interactive multimedia theatrical production, “SAYION”, which debuted in Taiwan with high praises. In 2016, Ms. Lu will be the Music Director of a new children’s musical production. She is also a faculty member at the National Taiwan University of Arts and at the High School of National University. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lu was a music talk show host at Kiss Radio and at Dan-Shui Radio Station. She also authored a commemorative biography of Chan-Kuo Dang, a famous educator and violinist in Taiwan and co-author “The Mysterious Music that Touches the Heart”. As a writer for MUZIK, she interviewed International musicians Gary Graffman, Menahen Pressler, and Jerome Rose and had critiqued Yuja Wang, Yundi Li, Kit Armstrong, Gary Graffman, and Jerome Rose Taiwan performances.