Sabrina He

Pianist

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Dr. Sabrina Xiao He held over 300 piano concerts in North America, Europe and China, including her Carnegie Hall debut in 2019 and a performance of the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto with the Thousand Oaks Philharmonic in 2010. She has given performances in prestigious venues including Symphony Space, Alfred Newman Hall , McCallum Theatre, Caroline Concert Hall, Mixon Concert Hall, Porter Theater, Gijon Municipal Concert Hall, Guangdong Performing Arts Theater and the Guotai Arts Center. Ivory Classics released her album entitled Sabrina Xiao He Performs Debussy and Chinese Music in 2020, which was extremely well-received by the audience and music critics. This CD has been played repeatedly among the largest radio stations in the country, including KUSC, KDFC and KXSC.

As a US based pianist, she obtained her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance in 2018 from the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, as a full-scholarship recipient and teaching assistant. She received her Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2013 and a Bachelor of Music in 2011 from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. At the age of four, she was taught by her father, Kaicai He, a pianist, cellist, composer and noted music educator. She gave her first piano recital at the age of seven and entered the Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China at the age of thirteen. She has studied with renowned masters including Sharon Mann, Paul Schenly, Daniel Shapiro, Stewart Gordon and Daxin Zheng; she has also worked with legendary artists including Leon Fleisher, Gary Graffman, Yoheved Kaplinsky and John Perry. She is a prize winner at the 2019 Steinway Academy Piano Competition, the 2019 Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, 2017 Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, 2015 International Music Competition in Paris, Grand Prize Virtuoso, 2010 MTAC Piano Concerto Competition and a recipient of Tuesday Musical Scholarship and the Bell T. Ritchie Scholarship Award. 

She serves as a Waring Artist and has contributed to numerous productions that are both critically acclaimed and commercially successful, such as her series of solo concerts for the Waring International Piano Competition, a leading role in a production of Gustav Holst’s The Planets in the McCallum Theater. She performs as the Guangzhou Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra principal pianist, the Silicon Beach Chamber Orchestra principal pianist, and is a US-Chinese Cultural and Music Ambassador. She has taught and given master classes at University of Southern California, San Francisco Conservatory of Music and Southwest University.