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Chia-Lin Yang

  • Piano
Continuing Education
  • Piano
Chia-Lin Yang holding flowers after a performance


Instruments Taught



DM, Indiana University

MM, Indiana University


Verve Piano Trio

Aristo Piano Duo

[possessing] the requisite touch of poetry that eludes so many pianists,”


What is your hometown?

Taipei, Taiwan


Dr. Chia-Lin Yang has toured throughout the United States, Canada, and her native Taiwan as a concert pianist and chamber musician. 

Top prizes at the Seattle International Piano Competition and Kingsville Isabel Scionti Solo Piano Competition helped launch a performance career which has included concerts at Benaroya Hall and the Banff Centre’s Rolston Recital Hall as well as a national broadcast on WQXR in Minnesota. Additional competition awards include the National Arts and Letters Competition, WAMSO Young Artist Competition, Camerata Concerto Competition, and Wideman Piano Concerto Competition. She is a recipient of the Hellen von Ammon Fund for Emerging Artists. Dr. Chia-Lin Yang holds both her Doctor’s and Master’s degrees in piano performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of André Watts and Evelyne Brancart. Chia-Lin was on faculty at Indiana University and West Valley College in Saratoga where she established the acclaimed WVC Young Artist Concert Series. Being enthusiastic about chamber music, Chia-Lin is the founder of the Aristo Trio, the Aristo Duo, the Yang-Shin-Bate Trio, and a member of the Sarasota Chamber Music Festival in Florida. She recently co-founded the Verve Trio with violinist Elbert Tsai and cellist Brady Anderson and they have taken home the Gold Prize from the 2022 Amadeus International Music Awards of Salzburg.

She currently also serves as Lecturer in Piano at UC-Santa Cruz. Visit for more information.