Cecilia Lo-Chien Kao

Taiwanese pianist Cecilia Lo-Chien Kao is a dynamic performer that is in demand as a chamber musician. She has collaborated with several internationally known artists such as Lynn Harrell and Robert McDuffie, and members of the Tokyo, Emerson, and Juilliard String Quartets, among many others. She has performed at Carnegie Weill Hall and can be heard with cellist Bion Tsang on his album The Blue Rock Sessions.

Cecilia is an assistant professor at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and travels across the country as a faculty member of prestigious chamber music festivals. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Colorado Boulder and a Master of Music from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her move to the United States, she was one of the first pianists to receive the Master of Arts degree in Collaborative Piano from National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, where she also received her bachelor’s degree.

Cecelia is excited to join the team at Cliburn in the Classroom and looks forward to sharing fun music with area elementary students!