Elisabeth Tsai, Rising Star


Elisabeth Tsai began studying the piano at age seven, and is currently under the tutelage of Professor Alexander Kobrin. Her past teachers include Ronald Shinn and Alina Voicu. Over the years, Elisabeth has been awarded with prizes at numerous competitions. Most recently, she was awarded third place at the 2015 Hilton Head International Piano Competition. In 2014, she received First Prize and Best Solo Award at the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition. Also in 2014, she was the winner of the First Prize and the Chopin Prize at the national finals of the 2014 MTNA Junior Piano competition. Other first prize awards include the 2014 New York International Artists Association, the 2014 Blount - Slawson Young Artists Concerto Competition, the 2013 Zelpha Wells Piano Competition, the 2015 and 2012 Lois Pickard Scholarship Competition, and the 2012 Indian Springs Piano Competition. She has been a state winner in the Alabama Music Teacher’s Association in both the solo and concerto categories for the years 2009 to 2013. 

Elisabeth has appeared as a soloist with the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, and has upcoming performances with the South Carolina Philharmonic and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in the 2015 - 2016 concert season. She has been a participant at Southeastern Piano Festival and Bowdoin International Music Festival, and has taken lessons and masterclasses with Boris Slutsky, Yong Hi Moon, and Julian Martin. 

Elisabeth currently resides in Pheonix City, Alabama. She attends Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music, where she will continue her studies with Professor Alexander Kobrin. Along with her siblings, Elisabeth frequently performs at retirement homes around Columbus, Georgia.