Chih-Long Hu, Piano

Chih-Long Hu received a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the Taiwan National University, a Master's of Music degree from the Taipei National University of the Arts, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Michigan.  His teachers include Arthur Greene, Hung-Kuan Chen, and Tai-Cheng Chen.  He has received awards including honors at the Taipei National Concert Hall Arising Star, the Chi-Mei Artist Award, and prizes from the Mauro Monopoli International Piano Competition in Italy, Concurs Internacional De Piano D'Escaldes-Engordany in Andorra, Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, and the Russian Music International Piano Competition in San Jose, California.  Hu has performed in Asia, Europe, and North America, appearing as a concerto soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.  He has collaborated with conductors including Ann Krinitsky, Shunsaku Tsutsumi, Nicoletta Conti, Kenneth Kiesler, Nuvi Mehta, Cornelia Kodkani-Laemmli, Cheng-Hsiung Chen, and Li-Ping Cheng.  His performances have been featured on National Public Radio in "Performance Today," and televised in Taiwan, China and Japan.  His CD album "Formosa Caprices" was nominated as “Best Crossover Album” and Hu as “Best Performer” for the 2009 Golden Melody Award. Another CD of complete Etudes-tableaux by Rachmaninoff was released in 2010.  Hu is currently on the faculty of East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.
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