Lianhua Chi

Lianhua C.

Astoria, NY

Lesson Details



Lianhua delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 75

Teaching since:
January 2006

Pianist Lianhua C. is a graduate of the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College where she received her M.M. under the tutelage of Dr. Adam Kent. A native of China, Ms. C. began her musical studies at age 4, and studied at the Music University of YanBian with Professor Tianyi Zheng. She continued her studies as a full scholarship student at the Robert-Schumann Hochschule in Dusseldorf Germany, where she earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees with Professor Georg Friedrich Schenck. She has also played in Master Classes taught by world renowned pianists Hans Leygraf and Andre Watts. Ms. C's talents have been recognized in numerous international competitions, and she has been awarded top prizes in the Wiesbaden International Piano Competition, the Music of Dusseldorf University Schomolz-Bickenbach Piano Competition, and the Concorso Internazionale Di Esecuzione Musicale Citta Di Padova Competition. Her international concert engagements have taken her to Helsinki, Finland, where she was offered a solo recital at the Sibelius Academy in 2005. Her orchestral engagements have included a performance of Bela Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Robert-Schumann University Orchestra at the Dusseldorf Tonhalle in 2006. Ms. C. is also a featured Winner of the 2010 Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College Concerto Competition where she performed the Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 with the Conservatory Orchestra. Mrs. C.-Bretania currently resides in New York City.

Beginning her musical studies at the tender age of four, pianist Lianhua C. has been able to showcase her talents to an international audience. At the age of seven, she was accepted into the Music University of YanBian where she studied under Professor Tianyi Zheng. Following her studies as a child, she left her homeland of China and began her studies in Dusseldorf, Germany at the Robert Schumann Hochschule, where she studied under Professor Georg Friedrich Schenck and received both her undergraduate and master'™s degree. She also studied with Dr. Adam Kent at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College in New York City where she received her second masters degree.

During her stay in Germany, Lianhua C. was given the honor to perform for master classes taught by world renowned pianists Hans Leygraf and Andre Watts. In 2006, she performed Bela Bartok'™s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Robert Schumann Hochschule Orchestra at the famous Dusseldorf Tonhalle, where her performance was highlighted by the Rheinische Post. She has accompanied two young musicians during their performance at Carnegie Hall, and has taken top prize at the 3rd annual "Health To Hollywood" Talent Competition benefitting United States Veterans hosted by the North Shore LIJ Health System. Most recently, her students have also won top prizes at International Competitions and will be making their Carnegie Hall Debut in the Fall of 2016.

*** Lesson Details ***
Private instruction given by a patient instructor who has been studying the art of classical piano since age 4. NYSMA, ABRSM examination preparation also given.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Avant Grand N3 Digital Grand Piano

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Piano Instructor
Oct 2012 - Present
Private Studio

Piano Instructor
Oct 2011 - Present
Private Studio


Sep 2010 - Dec 2012
Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College
B.Mus, M.Mus.
Apr 2003 - Jun 2007
Robert Schumann Musics College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Scherzo No. 2, Op. 31 performed by Lianhua Chi
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Graceful Ghost Rag performed by Lianhua Chi
Composed by William Bolcom
Practice time

In Studio Piano: Yamaha Avant Grand N3

In Studio Piano: Yamaha Avant Grand N3

Eilene Tai & Lianhua Chi perform Sonata in C Major, Op. 40, No. 1, Allegro by J.B. Breval at Weil Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall.
LeAnn Tai & Lianhua Chi perform Sonata in G major, Allegro, by Fiocco at Weil Recital Studio, Carnegie Hall.
Franz Liszt - Réminiscences de Don Juan
Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (Part 1)
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10 Reviews

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Mia W. Jun 1, 2015
Piano · In home

The lesson was fantastic. It was better than I ever expected. Lianhua was patient and personable. I would definitely recommend her.

Andrew S. Mar 16, 2015
Piano · In home

Lianhua has been a fantastic teacher so far. I would recommend her for adults as well as children. She is knowledgable, motivating and kind. She helps with technical skills as well as theory. You will not be sorry.

Kristine P. Sep 2, 2014
Piano · In studio

I like having lessons with her. It's a good feeling when you get a happy reaction from her when you play songs that you practice.

Apisara D. Sep 1, 2014
Piano · In studio

Lianhua is a very good teacher. I really like the way she teach me. I learn a new stuffs every time I took class with her. And she also try to correct me when I play something wrong or when I make something incorrect. :D

Jennifer W. Aug 30, 2014
Piano · In studio

She's an amazing teacher.

Megan S. Aug 26, 2014
Piano · In studio

She is a super awesome teacher and is great to be can't find a better teacher than her, her teaching skill is just amazing. I always look forward to each class.

Deanne Pascual S. Aug 21, 2014
Piano · In home

Lianhua is a very excellent teacher, Deanne is very happy and understand what she is doing, I do highly recommend Lianhua.

Susana Z. Aug 17, 2014
Piano · In home

Since starting lessons with Lianhua, my progress has greatly improved. I highly enjoy every lesson with her, and I look forward to learning each and every week. If you're looking for a great teacher, look no further.

Kenny B. Aug 5, 2014
Piano · In studio

I have worked with Lianhua for a number of months now and I couldn't be happier. She's a wonderful teacher, who is not only very astute, but able to communicate her ideas about music in a positive manner. Although she's well versed in classical music, she can also accommodate other musical interests as well. I look forward to every lesson, I would highly recommend her as a teacher as she helps motivate me.

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Steven R. May 10, 2014
Piano ·

Great Teacher!

Lianhua has been a great teacher, and I couldn't recommend her enough. She is very knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging. I'm entering my second month of lessons and I'm very happy with my progress. She cares and connects well with students, and makes lessons fun! She also gives me exercises to practice at home, which has helped me improve quickly. I'm always looking forward to my next piano lesson with Lianhua :)

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