Tien Hsieh
"Grand, relentless, madness
explained … Serious, composed and full
of music, Tien Hsieh lets her artistry
on the piano express warmth and
freshness of ideas that surely none
but a poet could explain."
Jean Bartlett, Pacifica, California
Regarding a performance of Schumann’s Humoresque

Tien Hsieh
California, United States
Studio: 916-990-9134
Mobile: 646-345-8535
Bach-Busoni: Adagio from C Major Toccata, Adagio and Fugue for organ
Praised for exceptional temperament, personal expressivity and insight, pianist Tien Hsieh has enjoyed a far-ranging career as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician. Amongst her various accolades are the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, Li-Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation Grant, Distinguished Artist Award from Artists International Presentations, a cover feature on the Sacramento Talent Magazine in 2012 and inclusion on The San Francisco Examiner’s Memorable Concerts of 2013.
Hsieh has been heard on radio stations in the United States and Canada, and has appeared on PBS for the International Piano Festival in Houston. Her recital appearances include performances throughout the United States, and in Hungary, Germany and China.  Her 2014 Liszt program tour included recitals on the Lane Series at University of Vermont, Boston University - presented by American Liszt Society Boston Chapter, a return to the Liszt Museum in Budapest, recital debut in Pécs, Hungary presented by the Hungarian Liszt Society and opening recital at the Albano Liszt Festival in Italy.
As a concerto soloist, Hsieh has performed with Spokane Symphony at The Festival at Sandpoint, Redlands Symphony at Redlands Bowl, Oregon Mozart Players, Houston Civic Symphony and Manhattan Philharmonia.
She received her Bachelor of Music degree as a full scholarship student at University of Houston, studying with Abbey Simon and Ruth Tomfohrde. As a scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music, she received a Professional Studies Diploma and Master of Music degree under the tutelage of Marc Silverman. While at the Manhattan School, Hsieh received the Roy M. Rubinstein award and Bettingen Corporation Grant.  Born in Taiwan, pianist Tien Hsieh immigrated to the United States with her family at the age of nine, and began her early musical training with her mother, Sylvia.

"This is some pianism of the highest caliber.  Energetic, propulsive, well knitted, easily one of the best [Beethoven, op. 111] I have heard on record."
— Steven Ritter, Audiophile Audition
"Pianist Tien Hsieh gives a first rate Beethoven C minor Piano Sonata, op. 111 combined with Bach and Beethoven transcriptions that are full of wonder and fantasy."
— Bruce Reader, The Classical Reviewer
"Unusually impressive… compelling, thrusting. Masterfully interpreted, wonderfully organized, one of the most memorable and deeply moving this lifelong Beethoven worshipper has ever heard-it was that superb!"
— Harris Goldsmith, New York Concert Review
"Hsieh’s interpretation found the sweet spot for capturing all of the suspense … result was nothing short of electrifying, demonstrating just how powerful Schubert could be when working with poetic expressiveness …"
— Stephen Smoliar, San Francisco Examiner

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Bach & Beethoven [Busoni, Liszt & Siloti]
Tien Hsieh, piano
MSR Classics
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Bach-Busoni, Bach-Liszt, Chopin-Liszt, Schubert-Liszt
Tien Hsieh, piano
MSR Classics