Wan-Chi Su, Piano


Internationally acclaimed pianist Wan-Chi Su has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Asia, Europe, and throughout the United States. She has performed at major venues including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Salle Cortot in Paris, and Taiwan National Concert Hall. Recently, Ms. Su served as a guest artist with Symphony in C, in New Jersey, for their Virtuosi series, and presented a solo recital for the prestigious Sunday at Three series in Maryland. In duo with cellist Ismar Gomes, Ms. Su has extensively toured the eastern United States, presenting multiple concerts in Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. This has included the Harbor Front concert series, Encore concert series, Youngstown State University, Loyola University, Old Town Hall, the Odean Chamber Music series, the Barns of Rose Hill, and a host of other notable venues. Additionally, Ms. Su is sought after for collaborations with venerated musicians, which have included members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Michael Kannen, Joe Burgstaller, Seth Knopp, and others. Steeped in a broad array of styles, Ms. Su also collaborates regularly with the dance department at the Peabody Institute (both performing and arranging music), accompanies dozens of instrumental and vocal recitals each year, and has served as music director for the Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant since 2013.

Decorated with numerous awards, Ms. Su won first prize in the Taiwan Cultural Cup Invitational Piano Competition. On the collegiate level, she won first prize in the Taiwan National Student Music Competition in Piano. She has also been a semi-finalist in the San Jose International Piano Competition, the Art of Duo Competition, and the Liszt-Garrison Duo Competition, and a finalist in the Harrison L. Winter Piano Concerto Competition. Further, she has been invited to numerous international music festivals, including the Taos School of Music, the Beethoven Institute, both the Icicle Creek Piano Festival and the Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival, the NTSO International Piano Program in Taiwan, and the Paris Piano Program in France.

As a dedicated educator, Ms. Su currently serves on the piano faculty of the Park School of Baltimore, provides lessons through Artist Music, and maintains a small private studio. She also teaches for the Ohr Chadash Academy, and is guest instructor for various programs.

Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Ms. Su began piano lessons at age four. She earned a bachelor’s degree in piano, minoring in French horn, at the National Kaohsiung Normal University in Taiwan, followed by a Master of Music and a Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Conservatory, studying with Seth Knopp. Ms. Su is currently a doctoral candidate at Peabody, under the tutelage of Benjamin Pasternack, and has had masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Gil Kalish, Jane Coop, and Xak Bjerkan. She has received the institute’s Clara Ascherfeld Award in Accompanying twice, the Ranney Prize in Chamber Music, the Gutman Memorial Prize in Piano, and several named scholarships.