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TSAI Chi-Chen Madeline

TSAI MAdelineChi-Chen Madeline TSAI enjoyed a very varied and solid musical education in her native Taiwan, beginning with piano at age five and adding percussion, choir and voice education over the course of her childhood. She earned her BFA Degree in Percussion performance from the Taipei National University of the Arts. Further studies led her to the US and Europe where she studied organ with Ken Cowan (USA) and Martin Haselboeck (Austria) and earned her Master of Music degree at Westminster Choir College of Rider university, majoring in both Church music and Choral Conducting. From 2009 to 2012 she participated in master classes in orchestral conducting with Jorma Panula, Kenneth Kiesler, Alexander Polishchuk, Mark Stringer, Carl St. Clair, Kirk Trevor and Wolfgang Dörner. She spent one semester at the University of Music in Graz (Austria) studying with Martin Sieghart and later continued her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna with Jordi Casals and Johannes Wildner.
From 2010, Madeline has been conducting a series of European orchestras, including the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra Berlin, the Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lithuanian State Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Radio Orchestra Bucharest, the Savaria Symphony Orchestra from Hungary, and the Pro Arte Orchestra of the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. In 2011, Madeline was awarded the highest distinction in the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic masterclass with a prize winners’ performance at the final concert. In 2016 she won 3rd prize in the Prof. Dichler Conducting Competition in Vienna. Ms. Tsai believes Music has power of healing, joy, love and peace. She expects herself as a world peace maker through music. One of her life missions is to have a music group for homeless people.