Li Wen Weng

Li Wen W.

Austin, TX

Lesson Details



Li Wen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 3 to 55 and males 3 to 64

Teaching since:

Li-Wen, Weng, born in Taipei Taiwan, started to learn piano since she was 4. She was selected to represent Taiwan to perform her own composition in different countries (Singapore, Japan and Australia) at the age of 9.

Her award winning experience includes the Fine Artist of Yamaha’s Piano Competition and the First Prize Winner of Yamaha’s Piano Concerto Competition. In addition, she participated several music festivals in Berlin and Salzburg and studied with Susanne Gruetzmann, Kevin McCutcheon and Andrzej Jasinski.

Besides performing as a solo pianist, Li-Wen is also an active collaborative pianist. Her experience includes accompanying vocalists, instrumentalists and chamber music in master classes, recitals and competitions. She also enjoys working with musical theater productions.

Li-Wen holds her Master’s degree from Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University)where she studied with Evelyn Brancart and her doctoral degree in Piano Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign under the guidance of William Heiles. In addition, she also minored in Jazz Piano under the guidance of John “Chip” Stephens.

In the past few years, she has been teaching students from different age groups. She was the teaching assistant in the Piano Laboratory Program of the University of Illinois. Teaching and performing are her passion, she is looking forward to working with each and everyone of you and sharing her passion in music!

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Teaching Assistant
May 2016 - Present
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jun 2016 - Jul 2016
Illinois Summer Youth Music

Musical director
Feb 2016 - Apr 2016
Champaign Urbana Theater Company


Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Illinois School Of Music Urbana Champaign
Masters in Piano Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2013
Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Bachelors degree in Music and English
Aug 2006 - Jun 2011
National Taiwan Normal University


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Grade 5
Jun 1998

passing Grade 5 is a qualification to be able to teach and perform at the YAMAHA Institute


2nd Prize Winner
Jul 2017
Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition
2nd Prize Winner
Jun 2017
International Music Competition Grand Prize Virtuoso
2nd Prize Winner
May 2017
Alexander & Buono International Piano Competition
Artistic Excellence Award Scholarship
Sep 2011
Jacobs School of Music
Fine Artist
Jul 2011
Yamaha Institute
First Prize Winner
Jul 2000
Yamaha Institute

Photos & Videos

Kapustin: No. 3 Toccatina
Chick Corea: Spain
Performing in Auer Hall at Indiana School of Music
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3 Reviews

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Albert May 8, 2017
Piano · In studio

Teacher is very supportive, patient and helpful. She challenged me with more difficult classical music and finger exercises, and she helped me expand my ability.

Arif K. Putra May 8, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

Li-wen is a very good piano instructor. She explained the concepts and techniques clearly and gave me bunch of proven-advice to improve my piano techniques. Furthermore, she also taught me the musicality aspects of a piece so I can play it correctly and put an emotion on it. On top of that, she definitely helped me to build my piano skills from scratch in less than a year, so now i am able to play some classical music pieces (and a jazz piece as well) including Beethoven's, Clementi's, as well as Chopin's.

I have no doubt about her mastery of piano and believe that she is already a concert-level pianist. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to find an awesome piano instructor. Don't miss her before she is being busy with her piano recitals around the world!! :)

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Lingyi Dec 20, 2015
Piano · In studio

I had year of piano lesson with Li Wen. She was very kind and patient with beginners like me.

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