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Huai -En Tsai

Currently the assistant principal trombonist for both Symphony of the Potomac and Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington DC, trombonist Dr. Huai-En Tsai enjoys his concert engagements as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician. As the winner of the Baltimore Music Club Music Competition in 2006 and the audition of Artist International, Inc. in 2007, he has given numerous recitals in various styles throughout U.S. as well as in his native Taiwan. His distinguished performances received praises from newspapers which including The Liberty Times, Washington Chinese News, The Epoch Times, The World Journal, Baltimore Examiners, Baltimore City Paper, The Towerlight of Towson University and The Albuquerque Tribune.

As an active orchestral and chamber musician, he has performed with many prominent ensembles such as Baltimore Symphony, Taipei Civic Symphony Orchestra, the Ministry of National Defense Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, the Yinqi Symphony Orchestra, the Peabody Symphony and the Peabody Concert Orchestra. He also shared stages with many distinguished artists such as David Taylor, Dietmar Kublbock, James Olin and Ken Lam. Tsai holds Bachelor of Arts degree from Soochow University in Taiwan and Master of Music degree from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In 2008, he received the prestigious Distinguished Students Scholarship from the Ministry of Education of Taiwan for his doctoral study at Peabody. In 2012, he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Peabody where he became the third trombonist in school’s history to receive this degree.

As a scholar and researcher, Tsai present his research about trombone performance history and methods in 2014 NATPA National Conference in Vancouver, BC, 2016 Hawaii International Conference for Arts Humanities in Honolulu, HI and 2016 ITASA East Coast Conference in College Park, MD. His upcoming lecture engagements include Slider Asia 2016 in Seoul, Korea and American Trombone Workshop 2017 in Arlington, VA.