“Impressive musicianship, fantastic technical skills and very focused concentration.”Günther Herbig (Conductor)
“Great enthusiasm, virtuosity … an extraordinary performance.” La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno (Italy)
“Conquered by elegance, each strike relentlessly touches deep within the heart.” Calvin Chu ( Poet)
Chia-Hui Lu is a passionate artist and an active participant in Taiwan’s art world. She is a pioneer in Taiwan’s cross art scene, a composer, a music director, and a renowned concert pianist. As a Chairwoman of the Egret Foundation, Ms. Lu continues on the organization’s 28 year tradition in promoting music and culture in Taiwan. Ms. Lu published her piano albums “Enchanted” in 2013 and “Amore” in 2016. In cross arts, She was the Executive Music Director for “Sayion I” in 2015 and “Sayion II” in 2018, where she composed music that was used in the Interactive New Media Theater. In these two productions, she worked with 720-degree VR positioning and 3D real-time motion-capture systems. In 2016, she was also the Executive Music Director for the Interactive Children’s Theater’s “Milly and the Butterfly Fish’s Fantasy Journey”. In 2017, She performed a piano recital, “Water on Fire”, combining western classical music with eastern poetry from a Taiwan poet, Goya Lan.
In 2019, She curated “Impression of Taiwan” for Art Taipei. It featured ceramic artworks, creative and cultural products, publications, New Media Interactive Theater presentations and music/visual performances. She also produced and debuted “XR Obsession” at Art Taipei, which combines a live performance with music and dance in an extended reality 4DViews volumetric capture new media experience. As the producer and art director for “Amore”, a classical repertoire, She used Paul Chiang’s paintings, transforming it into an animated 3D visual that was synched precisely to her music. She was invited to perform a multimedia version of “Butterfly Orchid” at the opening ceremony of Art Taipei 2020. Ms. Lu also curated the Sacred Garden as a partner of the international Ars Electronica Festival 2021.
Regarding awards and mentions, in 2021, “XR Obsession” won 8 Awards: (1) DNA Paris Design Awards, (2) Muse Creative Awards Gold in Interaction, (3) Best Composer at the New York Independent Cinema Awards, (4) Best Song & Grand Jury Awards at the New York International Film Awards, (5) Best Art Director at the Oniros Film Awards, (6) Best Director & Best Composer at the Vegas Shorts Awards, (7) Best Composer at the Chicago Indie Film Awards, (8) Honorable Mention for Score at the Top Shorts Awards. “Impression of Taiwan” received 4 awards: (1) honorary mention at the DNA Paris Design, (2) German Innovative Architecture Iconic Award in the Communication category, (3) special mention at the German Design Award, (4) Muse Design Awards Silver in Exhibition & Events. “Amore” won 3 awards: (1) Muse Creative Awards Silver in Concept Design, (2) International Design Awards – honorable mention, (3) A’Design Award Bronze in Performing arts, Style and Scenery Design Category. “Beauty of Taiwan” won 5 awards: (1) Honorable Mention for Sound Design at the Festigious International Film Festival, (2) Best Documentary & Best Sound Design at the Global Film Festival Awards, (3) Best Sound Design at the Canadian Cinematography Awards, (4) Best Producer & Best Sound at the New York Cinematography Awards, (5) Best Art Director & Best Sound at the European Cinematography Awards. “Butterfly Orchid” won 7 awards: (1) Honorable Mention for Sound Design at the Los Angeles Film Awards, (2) Best Female Composer at the Toronto Women Film Festival, (3) Best Animation & Best Music Video & Best Song at the New York Film Awards, (4) Muse Creative Awards Silver in Media & Music, (5) DNA Paris Design Awards, (6) International Design Awards – honorable mention, (7) London International Creative Competition – Shortlist in Create.
Ms. Lu is an associate professor at the National Taiwan University of Arts and at the High School of National Taiwan Normal University. Earlier in her career, Ms. Lu was a music talk show host at Kiss Radio and at Dan-Shui Radio Station. She also authored a commemorative biography of Chan-Kuo Dang, a famous educator and violinist in Taiwan and co-authored “The Mysterious Music that Touches the Heart”. As a writer for MUZIK, she interviewed international musicians Gary Graffman, Menahen Pressler, and Jerome Rose and had critiqued Yuja Wang, Yundi Li, Kit Armstrong, Gary Graffman, and Jerome Rose Taiwan performances.
As a pianist, Ms. Lu is known for her inspirational and deeply emotional performances. Ms. Lu began her piano studies at the age of five with her mom, Professor Yu-Chiou Tchen. At the age of nine, Ms. Lu won her first piano competition, taking first prize at the Taipei City Piano Competition. Ms. Lu is an alumna of the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree under the instructions of Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. Ms. Lu had also studied with world renowned musicians Oxana Yablonskaya in New York City, Michele Campanella at the Sienna Music Festival, Marcella Crudelli at the Vasto Summer Festival in Italy, Rita Sloan at the Aspen Music Festival, Ramzi Yassa at the French Summer Course, and Lev Natochenny and Sergio Particaroli at the Merano Festival.
Ms. Lu had performed concertos with the National Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Taipei Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra, the Hunan Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonia Moment Musical. In April 2001, Ms. Lu debuted at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, as a winner and recipient of Artists International’s Young Artists Award. Ms. Lu followed up her United States performances in May 2003 with a recital at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall receiving the Outstanding Alumni Award from Artists International. Ms. Lu also premiered Chien-Tai Chen’s “Far Horizon Piano Concerto”, Gordon Shi-Wen Chin’s “Piano Concerto No.1” and “Triple Concerto”, and Lan In Winnie Yang’s Piano Concerto. Other performances include: the Eslite 25th Anniversary concert, the Kawai 30th Anniversary Outstanding Award Winners’ Concert, the International Taiwan Chopin Festival Concert, Encounter Chanson with Soprano Anne Rodier, special guest performance at Hai-Min Wei’s concert (Taiwan Peking Opera), and appearances at the National Music Festival in Rome and recitals in Barletta.
「深植人心的音樂才能，歎為觀止的爆發力，渾然忘我的專注力 ! 」指揮家Günther Herbig
「熱情無比，技藝精湛…非同凡響的表演！」義大利報La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno
鋼琴家，白鷺鷥文教基金會董事長，副教授，任教於師大附中及台灣藝術大學。獲Artist International’s Annual Young Artists Award與Outstanding Alumni-Winners Award in Piano獎項，受邀於紐約卡內基廳及林肯中心舉行獨奏會。跨界表演、主持、寫作、出書、訪問國際鋼琴家、於報刊發表樂評、首演國人新創、發表個人創作。合作過有：國家交響樂團、國台交、北市交、湖南交響樂團等。於新竹之春之傑出青年音樂會、河合30週年歷屆傑出得獎人聯合音樂會、國際台灣蕭邦音樂節等受邀演出。
榮獲「多倫多女性電影節最佳作曲家獎」、「New York Film Awards 動畫獎、最佳歌曲獎、最佳音樂錄影帶獎」、「Los Angeles Film Awards 聲音設計榮譽獎」、「DNA Paris 設計比賽互動獎、多彩獎、兩個榮譽獎」、「義大利A’design Award 表演藝術設計獎」、「美國MUSE Creative Awards 互動設計獎、展覽活動設計獎、概念設計獎、媒體與音樂設計獎」、「德國標誌性創新建築獎傳達類 Iconic Award」、「International Design Awards 三榮譽獎」、「London International Creative Competition 優選獎」、「German Design Award 優勝獎」、「Ｎew York Independent Cinema Awards 最佳作曲家」、「New York International Film Awards 最佳歌曲＆評審團獎」、「Oniros Film Awards 最佳藝術導演」、「Vegas Shorts Awards 最佳導演 ＆最佳作曲家」、「Top Shorts Awards 音樂榮譽獎」、「Global Film Festival Awards 最佳紀錄片、最佳音樂設計」、「Festigious International Film Festival 紀錄短片榮譽獎」、「Chicago Indie Film Awards 最佳作曲家」、「New York Cinematography 最佳製作人＆最佳聲音設計」、「European Cinematography Awards Film Awards 最佳藝術導演＆最佳聲音設計」、「Canadian Cinematography Awards Film Awards 最佳聲音設計」。