PEI-LUN TSAI CLARINETIST
A versatile clarinetist, Dr. Pei-Lun Tsai has performed widely as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, China, Korea, Europe, Japan, and her native Taiwan. She holds degrees from the University of Missouri–Kansas City (D.M.A.), Northwestern University (M.M.) and Taipei National University of the Arts (B.M.). Her principal teachers include Steve Cohen, Jane Carl, William Chen, Pei-Yun Lin, and Wei-Te Sung. In addition to her studies with the aforementioned teachers, she has worked with esteemed clarinetists such as Lawrie Bloom, Anthony McGill, Suzanne Stephens (Karlheinz Stockhausen Foundation) and Ernesto Molinari.
Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Tsai was also an artist in residence at the Banff Music Center, Canada during 2011~2014. In recent years, she was invited to perform at ACL-Korea International Conference and Festival, Malaysian Contemporary Festival (SMCC), ASEAN Nanning Music Festival, Thailand International Composition Festival (TICF), Seoul International Computer Music Festival, ICA Mid-American Clarinet Festival, Taiwan Weiwuying TIFA Contemporary Music Platform. Also, she was invited to give lectures in Beijing Central Conservatory of Music and Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
Dr. Tsai currently serves on the International Clarinet Association (ICA) Youth Involvement Committee, and teaches at International and Japanese schools in Tokyo. She is the Principal Clarinetist with the Euodia Orchestra in Tokyo.