Composer Ian Goh, Bin Wei, pianist
Ian Goh, Bin Wei, a native of Malaysia, began his early piano studies with Ng Chong Lim, and later with Dr. Wei-Han Su at Missouri State University. He also studied and had master classes with various world-class pianists including Julian Martin, Barry Snyder, Enrico Elisi, William Koehler, Jane Solose, Philip Hosford and Chu-Fang Huang. He also holds Fellowship diploma in piano performance from Trinity College of Music, Licentiate and Recital diplomas from Guildhall School of Music & Drama. In 2007, he collaborated with Mr. Meng Lei and Ms. Sun Li from Music Conservatory of Qingdao University, China at the Traditional Instrumental Music Recital at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts. He also premiered Fantasy Variations for Piano and Orchestra by Patrick Brown under the baton of Dr. Robert Quebbeman at an original composition festival in the same year. After winning the Missouri State University Concerto Competition, he made his concerto debut performing Prokofiev’s 3rd Piano Concerto. In 2008, he was accepted to Bowdoin International Music Festival in Brunswick, Boston, and was selected to perform in a recital featuring outstanding participants. He was the prizewinner for Missouri Music Teachers Association Competition for two consecutive years. He has appeared in recitals as soloist and chamber musician, both internationally and locally, including the most recent appearance at Piano Gala 2017 held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is also the founding member of Debonair, a multipiano ensemble, and successfully debuted in 2017. He has also conducted master classes at music institutes and music workshops in various occasions locally as well as in other Asia countries. In addition to performing and teaching, he has been invited as adjudicator for music festivals and competitions in Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Malaysia. As a composer, his most recent commissioned works include a theme song (written for choir and string ensemble) for the opening ceremony Asia Pacific Arts Festivals 2018, and a piano solo work for the Kingsburg International Piano Competition 2018. He is currently the Vice- principal and Head of Piano Department of Clavier Music Studio.