Chen-Hsin SU (born in Chiayi City, Taiwan in 1989) is a composer/pianist/psychiatrist. In recent years, Chen-Hsin’s works have been awarded in several international composition competitions. His compositions have also been performed in America and Australia.
Mr. SU has been studying piano since the fifth grade of elementary school and entered the medical department of China Medical University in Taichung city, Taiwan, in 2008. He began to experiment and compose music during the university period and held a personal piano recital of the Liszt track (including “B minor sonata”) in the school’s auditorium in May 2012. He graduated from the university and received his Taiwan medical license in 2015.
During 2016-2017, he has 2 musical publication (“States of Mind” and “Wanders”) available at Amazon.com, including 24 Concert Études in all 24 keys. Dr. Su had been receiving psychiatry residency training programs at the Taoyuan Psychiatric Center(Aug. 2017- Oct. 2022). He received his Taiwan psychiatrist license in 2022.
Piano improvisation is also his specialty. He continues to post many videos of his improvisations on online platforms. By observing the interactions between people around him at work, he tries to incorporate the terminology he has experienced in clinical psychiatry into his compositions, such as the 31-piece prelude collection named “Vacillations” and the two-movement piano sonata “Psychiatric Interview”, both of which are related compositions. In recent years, his compositional style has gradually changed from romantic to contemporary. As a holiday composer, he enjoyed composing piano pieces especially. Music has always been a way for him to express and record emotions.
Dr. Su especially likes the masterworks of Liszt, Chopin, Faure, Ravel, Debussy, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, and Kapustin. He anticipates having more piano performances and music writings to share his joys from music with people while practicing medicine in the future.
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His compositions have been performed by the Sydney Contemporary Orchestra.