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2009 Outstanding Alumnus – Tyzen Hsiao (Honorary Advisor for Tyzen Hsiao Foundation)

Graduated in 1963 from the Department of Music, Tyzen Hsiao was a composer, pianist as well as a conductor. He was dubbed as the “Rachmaninoff in Taiwan, the last Romantic pianist/poet”. Having a pianist mother, Hsiao started to learn piano at the age of five and showed a talent for piano performance and composition early in his music career. “All my achievements in music needs to be accredited to the teaching and cultivation of NTNU,” Hsiao said thankfully. He still considered NTNU to be the best music education he had ever receive in his life full of music.