Dr. Wei-Han Su
Professor of Piano and Coordinator of the Keyboard Area at Missouri State University; Chappell Gold Medal, Royal College of Music
Wei-Han Su’s concert activities have taken him to the major cities of the United States, England, Russia, Italy, China, Korea, Malaysia and Taiwan. He made his concerto debut at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle and has since performed in such prestigious venues as the Purcell Room at the South Bank Centre, England and the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.
Su was a featured recitalist at the Walnut Hill Summer Music Festival in Boston, Massachusetts and has presented solo and collaborative performances on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, Kent Keyboard Series in Ohio, Tuesday Concert Series in Washington, D.C., and at the Webster Ensemble Festival in St. Louis. As a concerto soloist, he has appeared with the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Cambridge Chamber Orchestra, and Springfield Symphony Orchestra among others. A sought-after teacher, he has regularly given masterclasses at universities and music schools in the U.S. and Asia. Recent engagements included guest appearances at Qingdao University in China, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Korea, Texas State University and Illinois Wesleyan University. He has recorded on the Centaur and MSR Classics labels.
Dr. Su received the Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors from Cambridge University, the Master of Music degree and the Performer’s Diploma from the Royal College of Music, London, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Peabody Conservatory. While attending the Royal College of Music, he won the Chappell Gold Medal, the College’s highest honor for pianists. His teachers and mentors include Boris Slutsky, Yu Chun Yee, Joyce Rathbone, and Yonty Solomon. He is currently Professor of Piano and Coordinator of the Keyboard Area at Missouri State University, where he is the recipient of a University Award in Teaching.