Christopher Shih, Piano
Christopher Shih, Piano

November Concert Guest Artist

Christopher Shih is a physician from Ellicott City, Maryland. As a pianist, he has performed in major venues in over a dozen countries around the globe. He has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center on numerous occasions, and his performance with the National Symphony on the Capitol Lawn in front of an audience of 50,000 prompted the Washington Post to declare, "If Shih is as gifted in medicine as he is in music, he has some serious career decisions to make." Other past orchestral engagements include the Georgetown, Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, New England Conservatory, and Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestras.

In 1997 Christopher was one of the top four Americans in the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth, Texas, where he was an audience and press favorite. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram described his playing as "magical,” with “impeccable musicianship.” Christopher was also the grand prize winner of the 2006 Washington International Piano Artists Competition, the 2007 Boston International Piano Competition for Exceptional Amateurs, and the 2008 Concours des Grands Amateurs de Piano in Paris.

Christopher graduated from Harvard University cum laude with a B.A. in Biochemistry. He received his medical degree from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is currently a board-certified gastroenterologist with Maryland Digestive Disease Center. He frequently collaborates with his wife, who is a violinist on faculty at the Peabody Preparatory Institute in Baltimore.

For a YouTube video of his performance click here

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