String Studies at La Sierra University
Pin-Fei Tang, cello
Adjunct Professor of Music
Ms. Pin-Fei Tang started her cello study in China with cellist and music educator, Professor Tianhui Lee. She later studied with well-known cellist in China, Zhiwen SiTu and graduated from the Music School of the Army Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. In 1986 Ms. Pin Fei Tang stepped onto the land of America, thus starting her journey of advanced study and toward the international hall of music. While studying at the University of Illinois at Urbana-champion with an assistantship, she won the first prize of the Rolland String Competition in 1987. She was then invited to the International Music Festival of Victoria, Canada to perform solo and chamber music in the same year. Under the guidance of well-known cello professor Laurien Laufman, Ms.Tang obtained her Master of Music from UIUC in 1988. She was then accepted by the Peabody Music Conservatory, with a full scholarship. She studied cello performance with the renowned cellist, Professor Stephen Kates. She was invited to the Music Academy of West Festival in 1989. In 1991 Ms. Tang graduated from Peabody with her Artist Diploma. She then was accepted into the doctoral program in the University of Maryland with a scholarship and continued her study of cello with Professor Evelyn Elsing and the world famous Guarneri String Quartet. In 1992 Ms. Tang moved to Los Angeles. She has been frequently invited teaching in music camps and judging the competitions, such as American String Teachers Association Competition, the 6th China National Cello Competition in 2008. Steinway Midsummer Music Festival, the International String Music Summer Festival in Vancouver,Canada and the Montecito International Music Festival. She has been teaching cello and chamber music in La Sierra University since 1996 where she has graduated many fine musicians.
Master of Music, UIUC
Artist Diploma, Peabody Music Conservatory
Frequently invited as a juror of the music competitions, such as: California Music Teachers Association Music Competition, American Teachers Association String Competition and China National Cello Competition.
PROFESSIONAL INVOLVEMENT & EXPERIENCE
Frequently teaches in different music festivals in summers, such as: Montecito International Music Festival, Steinway Midsummer Music Festival in San Jose and International String Seminar in Canada.