- D.M., Doctor of Music, Fortepiano and Harpsichord Performance, Indiana University
- M.M., Master of Music, Piano Performance, Indiana University
Hsuan Chang Kitano is adjunct lecturer in music in fortepiano and harpsichord at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she has been on faculty since 2013.
Also a producer, Kitano leads the innovative “Cadenza” initiative. This transformative project delves deeply into identity, expression, and creativity through a tapestry of interdisciplinary and intercultural musical performances. Guided by a profound artistic vision, her creative journey weaves a rich mosaic of cultural perspectives into contemporary interpretations while honoring the improvisational traditions of seventeenth- to nineteenth-century Europe and Asia.
With a global footprint, Kitano’s masterful performances and captivating recordings on fortepiano, harpsichord, basso continuo, and piano have graced prestigious stages across the globe, from Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia to Germany, Italy, and the United States. A distinguished soloist on keyboards, her talents have been recognized through awards including triumphs at the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra/Early Music Institute Concerto Competition (harpsichord) and the Early Music Institute Concerto Competition (fortepiano).
Kitano’s interpretation of the harpsichord and fortepiano has garnered acclaim for its exquisite elegance and remarkable clarity, with critics hailing her performances as exemplars of musical finesse. With an unwavering commitment to bridging cultural divides and evoking transformative experiences, she continues to push the boundaries of artistic expression and captivate audiences worldwide.