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Dr. Shing-Ming Liao, a native of Taiwan, enjoys performing as a soloist as well as collaborating with a wide range of artists within many different art communities. As a solo pianist, she was the winner of Oberlin International Piano Competition, the Theodor Leschetizky International Piano Competition and the Taipei International Chopin Piano Competition. Liao has presented recitals, concerto concerts and masterclasses at institutions including the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, the Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She served as Collaborative Pianist at the Northern Kentucky University and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Mid-South Regional Competition. Liao also served on the juries of the Keyboard Teachers Association Evaluation Festival.
Liao received a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where her study was granted by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan, under the tutelage of Awadagin Pratt. She was awarded the Jane Young Scholarship by Phi Beta Fraternity in 2017 and 2018, for her outstanding outreaches which have engaged audience in Greater Cincinnati. She also earned a Master of Music from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Taipei University of the Arts. Liao is currently a Collaborative Pianist at the California State University, Fresno. Her mission is to make the time meaningful to the audience by playing the piano.