Watch her Competition Finals performance on YouTube.
Hsin-Chiao Liao is a Taiwanese-born pianist who has received national recognition, even during her younger years. Her early achievements include First Prize at the Kawai International Piano Competition, HTK Music Competition for Talented Youth and Second Prize at the Piano Competition of Taichung City, Taiwan. She was also selected as soloist for the “New Sound of Guandu” at the age of 19. In 2011, she moved to the United States to pursue her dream as a professional pianist and since has appeared as a recitalist, chamber musician and collaborative artist in many celebrated venues and festivals across the U.S. and Asia. Some of these include the Symphony Space in New York, Music@Menlo, Heifetz International Music Institute, Icicle Creek Chamber Festival and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Her latest achievement includes the performance of Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 with Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra as the winner of 2014 Stony Brook Concerto Competition.