Jessie Wenchieh Lo

Doctor of Musical Arts

Classical Pianist 
Collaborative Pianist
Church Music Director
Music Director
Organist
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.

Dr. Lo's music is live-streamed every Sunday at UCC Hayward California (https://www.edenucc.com/music); as well as in-person & live-streamed from UCC Santa Fe New Mexico (https://www.unitedchurchofsantafe.org)

Dr. Lo is also Music Director for National Dance Institute New Mexico Santa Fe Dance Barns (https://www.ndi-nm.org)

 

Behind the Music

Academic Background & Achievements

Doctor of Musical Arts, Boston University, USA

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

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

Affiliated Senior & Junior High School of

National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

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 performs new repertoire every week on the Sunday services 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

Weekly in-person & live-streaming of Dr. Lo's music can also be attended at UCC Santa Fe, New Mexico in person and online at https://www.unitedchurchofsantafe.org

Other Concert Engagements will be announced on website once dates are confirmed and published with events.

 
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Piano Lessons

All Ages & All Level

Dr. Lo has been teaching piano to all ages for 20 years. She taught in Vienna (Austria), Boston University, Tanglewood Institute, coached music students at Florida State University, and in the San Francisco Bay Area. 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 time openings and lesson rates.

Concert Hall

Solo & Collaborative Piano (Piano Accompaniment)

Other than playing as a solo pianist for concerts and events, Dr. Lo frequently collaborate with other musicians.
She worked with professional singers worldwide in concerts and auditions. 
Other than giving piano masterclasses and concerts at Tanglewood Institute, Dr. Lo was the collaborative pianist at BU Tanglewood Institute for many years, collaborated with 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 in concerts and coaching students for college auditions.
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.

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