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Tian Tang during her artist residency at Ragdale.

Tian  Tang 

Performing Artist | Pedagogue | Collaborative Pianist

Introducing Tian Tang 唐恬

An active performing artist, Tian Tang projects a musical vision that is personal and authentic. Her playing is praised for thoughtful intimacy, myriad colors, and dazzling virtuosity. She endeavors to craft immersive listening experiences, and her diverse interests in the arts and literature are integrated with her musical presentations. Tian’s Musical Voyages represents one of her current ventures - a series of multi-media concerts that explore the combination of music with various art forms, such as painting, poetry, animation, and narration. Her imaginative concert programs, such as "Meandering in Nature", "Love Song by Candlelight", "A Journal of Black & White Film", "From the Classical Era to Impressionism", have captivated audiences’ applauses. 


Tang is a candidate of Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Northwestern University Bienen School of Music. She studied with a full scholarship, under the guidance of James Giles, Jose Ramon Mendez, and Marcia Bosits. She received her Master of Music degree from NU as the department's only Program Honors recipient of her year. She obtains a Bachelor of Music degree at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she engaged in community benefits project Conservatory in the Schools. She studied with Mr. Yoshikazu Nagai during her years at SFCM.

As a dedicated pedagogue, Tang infuses her teaching with innovative methods and unwavering passion. She is currently an instructor at Northwestern University, offering several courses including Music and Film, Art Music Appreciation, and more, where she also conducts piano studio class on a regular basis. Tang founded Piano Workshop in Collaboration, an initiative that has spread its wings across multiple cities, through piano group classes, masterclasses, private lessons, improvisation sessions, ensemble collaborations, and an engaging salon series. A member of the Music Teachers National Association, she is pursuing her DMA in Piano Pedagogy simultaneously with an advanced degree in Performance. She has also devoted her time to voluntarily engaging in music among underserved communities.

Tang is a prize winner of numerous competitions. In recent years, she has won 2022 Weatherford International Piano Competition, 2020 Paderewski International Piano Competition, 2019 Memphis International Piano Competition, 2018 Luminarts Classical Music Fellowship Competition, 2018 Thaviu-Isaac Piano Performance Competition, 2017 Northwestern University Concerto & Aria Competition. She is a semifinalist of 2020 Piano Cleveland Virtu(al)oso Global Piano Competition. For both of her musical and academic achievements, Tang received Gold Award from Shanghai TangJunyuan Educational Foundation. She has appeared in public performances in Evanston, Chicago, San Francisco, Long Island, the Hamptons in New York, Tampa in Florida, Maiori and Naples in Italy, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hangzhou in China, and others. She is a regular guest at Taizhou Music Radio. Beyond her musical pursuits, Tang lives a vibrant life enriched by her passions for nature, photography, writing, painting, skiing, and urban exploration. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aider. 

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