How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice.
It’s an old joke, and not a particularly funny one. But Biola professor Li-shan Hung can testify to its truth; in the course of her impressive musical career (which began at the age of 5 in her home country of Taiwan), she has given piano recitals twice at the world-famous concert venue.
“It’s like having children,” she says. “Before, you have all the excitement. But at the delivery time, you suffer. I’ve even heard people say, ‘I will never want to do a second time.’ But I went back again and did a second time.”
In addition to Carnegie Hall, Hung — who earned a master’s and doctoral degree in music from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University — has performed in major venues all around the world and garnered numerous awards and accolades. For the past seven years, she has been sharing her expertise with students in Biola’s Conservatory of Music, where she serves as an associate professor and keyboard area coordinator.
Here’s your chance to get to know her.