Pei-yeh Tsai, a Taiwanese-born pianist, appears frequently as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra musician. Tsai’s musical education includes receiving her graduate diploma from The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky, her master’s degree from The Juilliard School with Jerome Lowenthal, and her D.M.A. from Boston University.
Tsai’s awards include first prize in the Aaron Richmond International Piano Competition, The Viardo Prize, the Sergio Fiorentino Memorial Award, the Rose Marie Milholland Award, and the Marie Miller Award, as well as receiving an award in the Iowa Piano Competition. She has also performed at Harvard University, Boston University, MIT, Fitchburg State University, Alice Tully Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Pei-yeh has appeared in concert in Moscow, Vienna, Spain, Austria and Taiwan. In 2012, she was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 ‘Soul Music’ by Rosie Boulton.
Pei-yeh enjoys collaborating with a variety of musicians and ensembles. She has been performing regularly with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra, Plymouth Philharmonic and Metropolitan Wind Symphony. Each summer, she appears at Boston University Tanglewood Institute as a staff accompanist for trumpet, tuba and double bass workshops. She is an advocate for new music, forming the BleepBlop electrical acoustic ensemble, premiering the piano concerto “Thresholds” written by Ketty Nez, and collaborating with Alea III ensemble.
An enthusiastic music educator for over ten years, Pei-yeh has guided her students to wins in international competitions and performances at Carnegie Hall. She also sits as a judge at the Granite State Piano Competition.
Pei-yeh Tsai’s Civic Fellowships is sponsored by Robert H. Baum and MaryBeth Kretz.