en français Soloist, collaborative pianist, chamber musician, producer, and arts administrator Jonathan Tsay maintains an artistic career as diverse as his interests. A recent multi-city tour of Taiwan included solo recital stops at the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Kaohsiung Music Hall, and the Pingtung Arts Center. Other recent solo engagements include performances for The Cliburn, Music at Southminster in Ottawa, Blanco Performing Arts, and Fine Arts Chamber Players.

A sought after collaborator, Dr. Tsay has also performed alongside some of the world’s premier musicians, including Chee-Yun, David Cooper (Principal Horn, Berlin Philharmonic), Jing Wang (Concertmaster, Hong Kong Philharmonic), dramatic soprano Alessandra Marc, Chloé Trevor (“musical ambassador to Generation Z”), the Cézanne Quartet, and Nathan Olson (Concertmaster, Dallas Symphony Orchestra). Jonathan performs regularly as Principal Keyboard of the Dallas Chamber Symphony as well as the Las Colinas Symphony. Jonathan also serves as Artistic Director of Ensemble75, a chamber music series based out of Dallas, Texas.

Jonathan's recordings can be found in Brahms - A Listener's Guide: Unlocking the Masters Series, as well as on Chloé Trevor’s debut album Immortal and Danse Macabre. A solo CD featuring the works of Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Debussy, Liszt, and Muczynski was released worldwide in 2009, and production of three recording projects are slated for completion in 2017.

Increasingly popular as a masterclass teacher, Dr. Tsay has given masterclasses for Taiwan National University of the Arts, Kaohsiung Normal University, Soochow University, Stephen F. Austin State University, and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. He has served on the screening jury for the Dallas International Piano Competition as well as adjudicator for numerous competitions including the Texas Music Teacher's Association Solo Competition and Austin Youth Music Ambassadors.

Dr. Tsay started his piano studies with Carolyn Savko at the age of five. Under the tutelage of Dr. Carol Leone, Jonathan earned a Bachelors of Music with Honors at the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University. Jonathan entered l’Université de Montréal as a Masters of Music student of Marc Durand, and received his doctorate through an accelerated program. Jonathan’s musical background also includes composition studies with Simon Sargon and David Karp, and conducting with Jack Delaney and Paul Phillips.


Jonathan also participated in various extra-curricular activities including football, track-and-field, and Teen Court. He was a three-time winner of the Eagle Award, given out yearly to the top competitor in the Traditional Karate League. In his spare time, Jonathan enjoys playing football, maintaining his website (www.jonathantsay.com), and watching cartoons. His long-term goals include purchasing a small island at the US/Canadian border with his close friends and building a summer haven there.


Principal Teachers
Carolyn Savko, Carol Leone, Marc Durand

Private Lessons
Joaquín Achúcarro, Alessio Bax, Jimmy Brière, Christopher Elton, Jose Feghali, Andre Laplante, John Owings, Robert McDonald, Boris Petrushansky, Paul Stewart

Masterclasses
Arnulf von Arnim, Maurizio Baglini, Joseph Banowetz, Boris Berman, Hans Boepple, Henri Brassard, Stanislav Ioudenitch, Phillip Kawin, David Korevaar, Krassimira Jordan, Anton Kuerti, Jerome Lowenthal, Harold Martina, Alfred Mouledous, John Perry, Abbey Simon, Wolfgang Watzinger, William Wolfwram, Tamas Ungar

Chamber Music
Chris Adkins, Bernadene Blaha, Denis Brott, Henk Guittart, Jamie Parker, Stephen Prutsman, Nathaniel Rosen, Philip Setzer, Rebecca Seiver, Barry Shiffman, Jan Sloman, Mark Steinberg, Arnold Steinhardt, Ko Iwasaki