Jessie Wenchieh Lo

Doctor of Musical Arts

Classical Pianist 
Collaborative Pianist
Organist
Church Music Director
Clarinetist
Composer
Music Educator 
Choir Conductor
Presenter, Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London, England

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Dr. Jessie Wenchieh Lo

About

Dr. Lo’s musical background includes top music schools in Asia, Europe, and America.  She has performed at concert halls in Taiwan, Japan, Austria, Germany, San Marino, Italy, Spain, Belarus, Brazil, England, and in the United States.
She is top prize winner from international competitions.
She was organizer, moderator, and performer at the Vienna Piano Masterclass at University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna Austria, and she was invited to teach piano masterclasses and perform at Tanglewood Music Institute. 
She combines music educational methods from Asia, Europe, and America, and tailors her teaching to help guide each unique individual.
Dr. Lo speaks English, Chinese Mandarin, German, Taiwanese fluently and has knowledge of Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Dr. Lo gives online piano lessons and masterclasses to students from around the world.
She currently teaches in-studio piano lessons in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

Behind the Music

Academic Background & Achievements

Doctor of Musical Arts, Boston University

Magistra der Künste (Master of Arts & Bachelor of Arts), Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien

(University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria)

Affiliated Senior & Junior High School of

National Taiwan Normal University

Prize Winner of 

“2nd International Vienna Piano Competition” (Nagoya, Japan), “6th Taipei International Chopin Piano Competition” (Taipei, Taiwan),  

1st Prize at “3rd European Piano Competition Citta del Vasto” (Vasto, Italy). 

“Beethoven Prize” from “Wiener Beethoven Gesellschaft” for the best interpretation at the 2002 “Vienna International Pianists” music festival.

“Chopin Prize” at the International Competition at Vasto, Italy.

- and more.

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Live Performance Videos

Dr. Jessie Wenchieh Lo, live concert performances:

Claude Debussy, Santa Fe, NM, USA https://youtu.be/C-gOXbXww18

Rachmaninoff Prelude, Florida USA https://youtu.be/nuIJglCbrBU

Chopin Etude, Florida USA https://youtu.be/0S7ieht-SLk

Debussy Clair de Lune,

Stanford University Memorial Church, California https://youtu.be/AZ-0qy1zRpk

Cornell Toccata, Tsai Performance Center, Boston Massachusetts https://youtu.be/0DMlRfQXPUQ

Dr. Lo also performs new repertoire every week on the Sunday service for Eden United Church of Christ, Hayward, California, where she is the pianist/organist/music director (2015 - current).

Link for online Sunday services with Dr. Lo's music at https://www.edenucc.com/onlineworship

 
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Piano Lessons

All Ages & All Level

Dr. Lo has been teaching piano to all ages for 20 years. She taught at Boston University, Tanglewood Institute, and also coached music students at Florida State University. Under her guidance, some of her high schools students entered Berklee College of Music, Harvard University, New England Conservatory, Boston University, Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins, and more. Her younger students who partake the practical piano exam/audition and music theory exams held by ABRSM ((Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London, England) have all passed with merit and distinction. Her adult students, who are professionals of all areas, enjoy the intellectual discipline and soul-searching journey they take on while playing the piano and understanding music. Dr. Lo had piano studios in Vienna, Boston, Tallahassee, San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Lo is currently based in Santa Fe and gives online piano and music theory lessons to all ages and levels from different time zones. Her Santa Fe piano studio also welcomes in-studio lessons. Please contact Dr. Lo by email for openings and rates.

Concert Hall

Collaborative Piano (Piano Accompaniment)

Dr. Lo had worked with professional singers in Vienna and Boston in concerts and auditions. 
Dr. Lo was the collaborative pianist at BU Tanglewood Institute for many years, working alongside Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians. At Tanglewood, she specialized Saxophone, Oboe, Flute, and Double Bass Repertoire. She also specializes in Clarinet repertoire (because she is a clarinetist herself), as well as Violin repertoire (because many of her best friends happened to be violinists in Taipei, Vienna, and Boston!)
Welcome to contact Dr. Lo if you are interested in finding a pianist to perform and collaborate in the following occasions:

  • Concerts

  • Auditions

  • Recording Sessions

  • Rehearsals or Music Lessons 

  • Competitions​

  • Masterclasses

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Events

Private Events

Music for private events such as weddings, memorial services, fund raising concerts, and more.

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Organist

Organ Music for Concerts and Church Services

Dr. Lo started learning organ from the organ masters in Vienna when she was 17 years old. She has given organ concerts in historical churches in Vienna and in Boston. She continuously holds position as church organist and/or music director position since she was 21 years old in historical churches in Vienna, Boston, Tallahassee, and San Francisco Bay Area.

Contact
Window Light in Church

Church Music Director

21 years of professional church music experience as pianist, organist, singer, choral conductor, associate music director and music director.

Dr. Lo is currently Music Director at Eden United Church of Christ, Hayward, California (since 2015). Welcome to read about Dr. Lo's profile and Eden's mission, especially on social justice and human rights, on EDEN UCC website at 

https://www.edenucc.com/music

Dr. Lo will be transitioning her church music work from SF Bay Area to Santa Fe New Mexico. Welcome to contact Dr. Lo if a Santa Fe church is looking to fill a position of pianist, organist, clarinetist, singer and music director. 

 

Dr. Jesse Acker-Johnson
Guitar

Nylon / Steel string acoustic guitar
Electric guitar / bass
Technique
Interpretation
Improvisation
Music theory / Analysis
Composition

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