Award winning pianist to make stop in Carson Valley |

Award winning pianist to make stop in Carson Valley

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Tien Hsieh, an acclaimed pianist, is planning a Carson Valley performance Nov. 18 at the Douglas County Community Center.
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An award winning pianist who has performed at New York City’s Carnegie Hall is making a stop in Carson Valley.

The Carson Valley Arts Council will present pianist Tien Hsieh in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at the Douglas County Community Center in Gardnerville.

Tien Hsieh immigrated to the United States with her family when she was 9-years-old.

Originally from China but born in Taiwan, she began her musical studies with her mother.

Tien is a prizewinner of competitions including the Los Angles International Liszt Competition, Artists International Presentations Auditions in New York, Pacific Piano Competition and Festival in California.

Hsieh is a recipient of the prestigious Roy M. Rubinstein Award from Manhattan School of Music and a recipient of the Li-Ching Cultural and Educational Foundation Grant representing cross-cultural exchange.

Following the success of her New York Recital Debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, she appeared in recitals for festivals, colleges and universities, cultural and art centers across the U.S., as well as in Germany, China, and most recently, in Budapest, Hungary, where she performed an All-Liszt program at the Liszt Museum (Old Liszt Academy). Recent orchestral collaborations include soloist with Maestro Gary Sheldon and Spokane Symphony and Maestro Frank Fetta and Redlands Symphony. She has also performed with Houston Civic Symphony, Gold Country Chamber Orchestra and Sacramento Ballet.

Doors of the Douglas County Community Center in Gardnerville open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance; $23 at the door; and new this year, kids under 18 are free.

Tickets may be purchased online at, by phone at 775-782-8207, at the Copeland Cultural Arts Center, 1572 Highway 395, Minden, or at the Douglas County Community Center.

To hear Hsieh’s music, go to