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Through the St. Andrews Summer School for the Performing Arts, students are given the opportunity to take masterclasses and to perform in recitals and at other public venues. [Read More]

From Wendy Nielsen and Measha Brüggergosman to Ludmilla and Chih-Long Hu, many famous faces have participated in our courses and events as instructors or performers. When you participate in St. Andrews Arts Council events and workshops -- you are in good company. [Read More]


Dr. Chih-Long Hu

Artistic Director, Piano Academy and Festival

A native of Taiwan, Chih-Long Hu's performance career began to take off after receiving honors including the Taipei National Concert Hall Arising Star, the Chi-Mei Artist Award and prizes from the Mauro Monopoli International Piano Competition in Italy, Concurs Internacional De Piano D'Escaldes-Engordany in Andorra, Takamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan and the Russian Music International Piano Competition in San Jose, California.

An active pianist, Hu has performed extensively in Asia, Europe and throughout North America, appearing as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He has collaborated with conductors including Ann Krinitsky, Shunsaku Tsutsumi, Nicoletta Conti, Kenneth Kiesler, Nuvi Mehta, Cornelia Kodkani-Laemmli, Cheng-Hsiung Chen and Li-Ping Cheng.

Hu's performances have been broadcast in "Performance Today" through NPR stations across North America and televised in Taiwan, China and Japan. His recent CD album "Formosa Caprices" received critical acclaim and was nominated as “Best Crossover Album” and Hu as “Best Performer” for the 2009 Golden Melody Award. Another CD of complete Etudes-tableaux by Rachmaninoff was released in 2010.

Hu‟s teachers include Arthur Greene, Hung-Kuan Chen, and Tai-Cheng Chen. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance from the University of Michigan, a Master's degree from the Taipei National University of the Arts and a Bachelor's degree in civil engineering from National Taiwan University. Hu is currently on the faculty of East Tennessee State University.


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