Ian Goh

Ian Goh, a native of Malaysia, has appeared in recitals as soloist and chamber musician in United States, China, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Malaysia. He made his piano concerto debut at Juanita K. Hammons Hall (USA) after winning the Missouri State University Concerto Competition in 2008, and premiered Fantasy Variations for Piano and Orchestra by Dr. Patrick Brown under the baton of Dr. Robert Quebbeman at the Original Composition Festival in the same year. He has also worked with other orchestras and ensembles, including Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre Orchestra, Sixteen Strings String Quartet, DSCH String Quartet, Debonair (multi-piano ensemble), to name a few. He won multiple competition prizes and scholarships, and was featured in various major events including Bowdoin International Piano Festival (USA), Glissando International Piano Festival (USA), Costa Rica Piano Festival (Costa Rica), and Piano Gala (Malaysia), among others. He is frequently invited to serve as an adjudicator for international piano competitions and music festivals. Over the years, he has judged over 50 music competitions held in United States, China, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, and Malaysia. Other than his involvement as an adjudicator, he is also very much in demand as a guest piano faculty, and has given lectures, workshops, and piano masterclasses throughout Asia and USA. He is also regularly invited as a guest examiner by music institutes and universities. As a versatile composer, he has composed works of different genres, from classical to contemporary. His most recent commissioned work include “Loving Life” for Choir and String Orchestra (premiered at opening ceremony of Asia Pacific Arts Festival 2018, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; this work has also been performed in USA, Vietnam and Cambodia), and “Wind Gust(s)” for Piano Solo (specially commissioned by the Kingsburg International Piano Competition 2018, Yantai, China). A sought after teacher, Ian Goh’s students have won numerous international and national competitions. They have been featured in major venues including Carnegie Hall (USA), Auditorium Parco Della Musica (Italy), Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts Recital Hall (Hong Kong), Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), as well as, Thailand Cultural Centre Recital Hall (Thailand). His students have received scholarships from prestigious music conservatories and universities including Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Jacobs School of Music, and Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.