Pianist Sheng-Yuan Kuan has received accolades from many competitions, including the 13th Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna (Best Female Pianist Award, 2009), the 12th Taipei Chopin International Piano Competition (3rd Prize, 2008), Corpus Christi International Competition in Texas (2nd Prize, 2008), and New York Kosciuszko Chopin Piano Competition (3rd Prize, 2003).
Ms. Kuan has been a featured artist at the Heifetz International Music Institute, KUAF/Fulbright Summer Chamber Music Festival, and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music by Candlelight series. She has performed alongside Nobuko Imai, Elmar Oliveira, Stephen Taylor, Daniel Phillips, Tim Eddy, Richard Stolzman, Espen Lilleslatten, Jens Lindemann, Guillermo Figueroa, Chad Hoopes, Sir Angel Romero, Keng-Yuen Tseng, Time for Three, Stefan Jackiw, and members of the Borromeo, Parker Quartets and Apollo Trio. Tim Smith of the Baltimore Sun praised Ms. Kuan as “(having) admirable technical finesse and expressive flair at the piano.”
Currently serving as the keyboard faculty and staff collaborative pianist at Lynn University’s Conservatory of Music, as well as a member of the Florida-based Scherzo Trio, Con Brio Ensemble and the A’s Duo, Ms. Kuan holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, Yale School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.