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Shao-Shan Chen

Taiwanese-born pianist Shao-Shan Chen began piano lessons at the age of five. She earned a diploma degree in piano performance from the National Conservatory of Music in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; a master of music degree from The Boston Conservatory, and a doctorate from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. While in the Dominican Republic, she won numerous first prizes in national piano competitions, and at the age of eighteen, she made her debut as piano soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Santo Domingo performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto K. 466. She has performed as piano soloist and chamber musician at the Carnegie Recital Hall and the Columbia Artists Management Inc. (CAMI) Hall in New York, as well as in Boston, Cincinnati, the Aspen Music Festival, Taiwan, Indonesia, Spain, Venezuela, and Australia. She also appears frequently with husband, pianist Dr. David Sutanto, playing piano duet in concerts. Dr. Chen has been invited as adjudicator for music festivals sponsored by the Corpus Christi Music Teachers Association, Texas Music Teachers Association, and the Singapore Music Teachers Association. Dr. Chen is currently an Associate Professor of Piano at Del Mar College where she has been teaching since 2004.