Pianist — Ko-Chia Shen
Repertoire :  
  Goldberg Variations- J.S.Bach
  Piano Concerto No.21- W.A. Mozart
  Paganini Variations- J.Brahms
  Piano Concerto No.2-F. Liszt
  Sonata in b minor- F.Liszt
  Piano Concerto No.2- F. Chopin
  Improvisations-Béla Bartók                            
  and so on...
Thesis:  
  Romantic Innovations in Franz Liszt's Sonata in b minor

 

Pianist — Ko-Chia Shen

Pianist KO-CHIA SHEN, winner of the 1992 and 1995 College of Notre Dame Concerto Competition, is a native of Taiwan. Shen began her piano studies at age 7, and at 13 was accepted into the prestigious Kuang-Zen School of Music in Taipei. During her studies there, she took third place overall in the National Chinese Instrumental Competition and first place in the Taipei County Piano Competition. While a student at Shin-Chien College in Taipei, Ko-Chia was awarded first place in chamber music and upon graduation received first prize for piano. She also received a performance scholarship from the Yamaha Music Company. In February 1994, 1995 and 1996 she was feature in the Young Artist Series at College of Notre Dame, California, U.S.A. As a recipient of the Brooks Music Scholarship form 1992 to 1996, Ko-Chia finished her Bachelor of music degree at Notre Dame de Numare University (formerly College of Notre Dame)1994 and completed her MM degree on May 1996 (GPA: 4.0). She is a piano student of Thomas LaRatta, artist-in-residence. In December 1995 she worked on "Romantic Innovation in Franz Liszt Sonata in b minor" for her lecture recital and in February 1996 her solo recital was devote to the music of Franz Liszt. In May 1996 she received Music Merit Award from Peninsula Symphony, San Carlos Guild. She was a member of Chinese Music Teachers Association and the California College Music Society. Ko-Chia and her family immigrated to Canada in 2001, and now in South Surrey. She is the member of British Columbia Registered Music Teachers (BCRMTA). She is director of THE VOICE OF GREAT LOVE VANCOUVER CHOIR since December 2005. She is an active accompanist and own a studio devoted to teaching of piano,music theory and history of music.

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