Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Taiwanese-American pianist Wayne Ching enjoys a diverse musical career. Dr. Ching completed his bachelor and master’s degrees in Piano Performance at the University of Texas at Austin and doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota, where his primary mentors were Gregory Allen, Anton Nel, and Lydia Artymiw. Other influential mentors include Norman Krieger and the late Seymour Lipkin. Dr. Ching has performed extensively across the United States, including music festival appearances at Sarasota, Kneisel Hall, Brevard, Sunflower, Garth Newel, Clear Creek, and Cactus Pear. His performances can be heard on Texas Public Radio, WQXR, WSMR, and KPAC. Recent performance highlights include concerto appearances with New Horizons Symphony and the University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra. As a passionate chamber musician, Dr. Ching regularly collaborates with some of the most outstanding performers of his generation, including members of the Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center and principals of Minnesota, St. Paul Chamber, and San Antonio symphony orchestras.
Currently, Dr. Ching resides in San Antonio, Texas. He is on the faculty at Trinity University and Resident Artist-Faculty for the Classical Music Institute in San Antonio, where he also serves as Fellowship Coordinator.