Pianist Ming Tsu is acclaimed for her imaginative and refined performances of both standard and contemporary repertoire. She has appeared on concert stages in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and her CD recordings and live performances have been broadcast on over fifty radio stations across the United States and in Europe. An avid performer of contemporary music, Ms. Tsu regularly premieres new works and has collaborated with a diverse range of composers including
György Kurtág, Elliot Carter, Roger Reynolds, Chinary Ung, Morton Subotnick, Toshio Hosokawa, Wadada Leo Smith, Lei Liang, Miguel del Águila, Gabriela Ortiz, Javier Álvarez, Henri Lazarof, Maria Newman, Pham Minh Tang, Alexandra du Bois, Robert Paterson, Kurt Rhode, Karen Tanaka and Juhi Bansal. Ms. Tsu has recorded chamber music works by composers Miguel del Águila, Rebecca Clarke, William Kraft, Henri Lazarof, Maria Newman, Gabriela Ortiz and Chinary Ung, as
well as the complete chamber music for piano and strings by Carlos Chávez with Grammy Awardwinning Southwest Chamber Music.
Fervently dedicated to education, Ms. Tsu enjoys a stellar reputation as a teacher of both piano and chamber music. With her musical insight and analytical approach to piano technique, she has worked with countless students and helped them attain greater freedom on their instrument and achieve a deeper artistic sense. Ms. Tsu is a regular guest artist at numerous summer music festivals, such as the Interharmony and Montecito International Music Festivals, Unbound Chamber Music Festival, CSU Summer Arts and others. She is currently the Artistic Co-Director of the Borromeo Music Festival in Switzerland. Ms. Tsu joined the piano faculty at the California Institute of the Arts in 2010.
Ming Tsu has received her degrees in piano performance from the New England Conservatory of Music (BM), Indiana University (MM) and University of Washington, (DMA).