Emily Chiang, pianist and faculty at the University of Toronto, will perform a recital as part of the 34th Annual Presbyterian College Piano Clinic on Friday, February 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Edmunds Hall. She will perform works by Bach-Busoni, Schubert, and Ravel. The recital is free to Faculty, Staff, and Students with a PC ID.
Canadian pianist Emily Chiang is a multi-faceted and versatile artist highly sought after both in North America and in Asia. Born in Taiwan, she made her debut at the age of six, and has since been active as a concerto soloist and frequently as a solo pianist, performing locally in Toronto and internationally. In addition, her many ongoing collaborative relationships with instrumentalists and other pianists demonstrate her passionate commitment to chamber music. She is equally dedicated as a teacher, currently on the piano faculty at the University of Toronto.
Emily has worked with many of the most celebrated and inspirational pianists and pedagogues, including Alexandra Munn, Alvin Chow, Arnaldo Cohen and Menahem Pressler. Most recently Emily studied with Marietta Orlov, completing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Toronto. As a student, Emily maintained an active schedule as a competitor both locally and internationally, winning first place in the annual University of Toronto Concerto Competition, and was, more recently, a prizewinner in the Iowa International Piano Competition.
Other studies have included completion of an artistic residency at the Banff Arts Centre, under the tutelage of Julian Martin, and Masters in Performance with Pressler and Cohen at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Prior to this, Emily completed a Bachelor of Music in performance at the Oberlin College. While at Oberlin, Emily was a prizewinner in the Hellam Young Artists Competition, as well as the recipient of First Place prize at the Lima Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Competition, resulting in a concerto engagement with the LSO the following year. In addition to her collegiate studies, Emily has played for and worked with many distinguished musicians including Angela Hewitt, Barry Douglas, Emanuel Krasovsky, Mykolai Suk, and Victor Rosenbaum.