Taiwanese Pianist Cecilia Lo-Chien Kao enjoys performing in a wide variety of settings, ranging from chamber music, opera and orchestral ensembles, and choral music. She has collaborated with many distinguished artists including Lynn Harrell, Stefan Jackiw, Robert McDuffie, Bion Tsang, David Coucheron, Jennifer Stumm, and many members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Colorado Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Kao joined the collaborative staff of the prestigious Meadowmount School of Music, in Westport, New York, in the summer of 2015. She has been a staff pianist at Columbus State University and Mercer University in Georgia, where she collaborated with students of the Robert McDuffie Center for Strings.
She has appeared at Carnegie Weill Hall on a University of Colorado Boulder showcase and can be heard with cellist Bion Tsang on his CD The Blue Rock Sessions (2017). She was also a member of the Boulder Altitude Directive, a modern music ensemble dedicated to commissioning and performing new music, during their inaugural season. Cecilia has received fellowships for both the Aspen School of Music and Music Academy of the West, and has performed in the Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival in Florida.
Ms. Kao holds a Master of Music degree in collaborative piano from the University of Texas at Austin, where she studied with Anne Epperson, and a Master of Art degree in collaborative piano and bachelor’s degree in solo piano from National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei. She is currently a Doctorate candidate in collaborative piano at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Cecilia hails from Taipei, Taiwan and is a proud descendant of the indigenous Amis Tribe. This is the fifth summer Ms. Kao has had the pleasure of joining the collaborative staff at the Meadowmount School of Music.