Li Wen Weng

Li Wen W.

Austin, TX

About Li Wen W.

Li Wen teaches: Females 3 to 55
Males 3 to 64
Teaching since: 2008
Last sign in: Within a month


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


Doctoral Candidate in Piano Performance and Literature
Aug 2013 - Present
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

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Grade 5
Jun 1998

passing Grade 5 is a qualification to become YAMAHA's teacher.


Artistic Excellence Award Scholarship
Sep 2011
Jacobs School of Music
Fine Artist
Jul 2011
Yamaha Institute
First Prize Winner
Jul 2000
Yamaha Institute

3 Reviews on Li Wen W.

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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!! :)
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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