Po-Chuan Chiang, a native of Taiwan, performs nationally and internationally. Dr. Chiang has worked with many performers, both instrumental and vocal, in multiple styles and genres. This past summer Dr. Chiang worked as a pianist for the opera program Scuola Italia in Sant’Angelo in Vado, Italy. This fall he will perform in the winners concert of the American Protégé Competition in the Chamber Music category at Carnegie Hall. Dr. Chiang currently works as a staff accompanist at Western Illinois University.
During the first two years of study at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Dr. Chiang was granted a prestigious accompanying assistantship with the vocal, brass and string divisions for student lesson and recitals. He then was offered a highly-coveted opera accompanying assistantship supporting singers in main stage operatic productions at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. He also served as the pianist for both the University of Illinois Wind Orchestra and Wind Symphony.
Dr. Chiang has extensive experience in the realm of musical theater. He has worked with Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Champaign Central High School and Parkland College Theater as rehearsal pianist and keyboard/synthesizer in performances.
Po-Chuan holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano performance from the Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan. In 2009, he received a Masters of Music Degree in piano performance at the Boston Conservatory of Music where he was hired as a staff accompanist at the same year after he graduated. In 2017, he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance under Dr. Ian Hobson at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Po-Chuan and Violinist Yin Qian will release the album of Violin Sonatas by Franck and Brahms in 2018.