Piano - Regular Program
Timezone: Los Angeles, CA (GMT-8)
Language: English, Chinese
- First Prize winner of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition
- First Prize winner of the Young Muse International Competition, followed by a winner's recital at the Carnegie Hall
- Solo recital at the Embassy of Hungary in Washington D.C.
Establishing herself as one of today's promising emerging artists, pianist Hanbo Ma has made ap-pearances in solo recitals, as well as being featured with orchestras throughout North America. Her career began with her performance of Islamey by Balakirev at Severence Hall in Cleveland, Ohio at the age of 17, after which she received recognitions by winning the San Jose Interna-tional Piano Competition, the St. Andrews International Piano Competition, the Los Angeles In-ternational Liszt Competition, the Young Muse International Competition, as well as others, and was selected as the only recipient of the Cobos Piano Prize given by Eastman School of Music in 2015.
Dr. Ma has given concert tours such as an All-Liszt recital tour in North America and Europe sponsored by the Embassy of Hungary in Washington D.C and the Hungarian Cultural center. She has given a series of lecture recitals, solo recitals and master classes on French and Russian music at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, East Tennessee State University, Biola University and Wuhan Conservatory.
An active pianist, Dr. Ma not only performs solo recitals, but also enjoys performing with cham-ber groups and contemporary composers. In 2013, she was invited to be one of the twelve schol-ars at Heartland Chamber Music Festival, where her chamber performance was live-streamed on Kansas Public Radio. In 2017, Dr. Ma collaborated with string quintet from University of South-ern California to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 while conducting from the piano. Dr. Ma has premiered numbers of works, including a world premier of Ben Kwok’s Sounds From the Lung Fields and a Canada premier of Dr. Chih-long Hu’s Formosa Caprices. Dr. Ma is in preparation of premiering composer Elizabeth Baker’s Four Plane, which is a piece the com-poser dedicated to Ma.
Dr. Ma holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the East Tennessee State University and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. She received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of South-ern California in Piano Performance, where she also studied composition with National Medal of Art Recipient Dr. Morten Lauridsen and orchestral conducting with former Vice President of the New England Conservatory Maestro Larry Livingston. Dr. Ma has been a Steinway Educational Partner since 2019.