Yu-Ching Chin, Piano
Yu-Ching Chin, a native of Taiwan, earned her Doctor of Arts degree in Piano Performance from Ball State University. She also has a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Music degree from Tainan National University of the Art in Taiwan. Her principal teachers include Ray Kilburn, Jerry Wong, Hsiao-Ching Chung, and Marina Drozdova. Yu-Ching has performed in masterclasses of Laurent Cabasso, Marie-Laure Muller, Vadim Sakharov, Boris Lvov, Olga Kern, Albert Tiu, Craig Shappard, and Daniel Paul Horn, May Phang, Corey Hamm, among others.
As an active pianist, Yu-Ching has performed widely as a soloist, collaborative artist, and chamber musician. Highlights of her performance include the 23rd Season of Faculty Artist Series 2010-2011 with the mezzo-soprano Dr. Meryl Mantione and the baritone Dr. Craig Priebe at Ball State University (2011), a collaborative performance of the work “Shards” by John Griffin with the flutist Dr. Mihoko Watanabe at the College Music Society – 2010 Great Lake Regional Conference: Composer Concert (2010), and the collaborative performance of the work “Recuerdos de México” by Arthur Gottschalk with the flutist Rebecca Salmon at the 38th Annual Festival of New Music at Ball State University (2008). Her appearances as an orchestra pianist have included the performances of Chopin Piano Concerto in E minor with Ball State Symphony Orchestra (2009) and Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor with Kent State University Orchestra (2006).
Yu-Ching was the recipient of many honors and awards. This includes the Ball State University Outstanding Graduate Student Award 2009-2010 season (2010), the winner of Ball State University Graduate Concerto Competition (2009), the semifinalist of Taipei International Chopin Piano Competition (2008), the winner of Kent State University Graduate Concerto Competition (2007), the recipient of Kent State University Outstanding Creative Achievement Award (2007), the recipient of Tuesday Musical (Akron, OH) – Zada Willaman Scholarship for piano (2006), and the first prize winner of Taiwan Aboriginal Piano Competition (2000, 2001).