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Hewen Ma


Artist Diploma, Rice University, Shepherd School of Music  
Master of Music, New England Conservatory
Bachelor of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Hewen Ma, born in the stylish, artistic city of Dalian, China, is an elegant, versatile and highly accomplished pianist. Hewen entertains and connects with audiences through the exhilarating intensity of her virtuosic technique.

As an international soloist, renown for passionate performances, her appearances include major music festivals in China, Canada, and North America, including the Aspen Music Festival (Wu Han-David Finckel Chamber Music Program), Banff Music Festival, Music Bridge, Summer New Paltz and the China International Piano Festival. Her touching, fervent performances have graced the stages of Harris Hall (Aspen) Jordan Hall (Boston), Stude Concert Hall (Houston), Shanghai Grand Theater, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra theater, and the Shanghai Heluting Music Theater. 

Hewen Ma is the winner of the Piano Honor Competition of New England Conservatory of Music; winner of The First China Youth Piano Competition, YAMAHA Scholarship Concerto Competition. In 2015, Ms. Ma was a semifinalist of the prestigious Ima Hogg Competition (Houston, TX).

Ms Ma’s bright success as an educator and performer enables her to contribute valuable appraisals as a competition judge. In 2015, she served as a worthy and supportive judge at the KEMAN Youth International Piano Competition.

In addition to pursuing a career on the concert stage, Hewen Ma engages with a broad range of audiences through a variety of music outreach programs. At a charity recital she gave in 2011, in Dalian, China, Hewen took the opportunity to donate pianos to an elementary school. In addition, Ms. Ma was an active participant in The Community Performances and Partnerships Program of New England Conservatory. The highlight of Hewen Ma’s outreach appearances was a 2015 project named “Four of a Kind”, supported by Richer Fund. Hewen Ma also collaborated with Canadian photographers to benefit a Chinese Orphan Fund in Shanghai. 

Charity and outreach performances have played a major part in Hewen Ma’s musical career since college. She believes music is not a luxury; it is a way of life that everyone deserves to experience. Hewen is always looking for ways to contribute to society through her musical career. 

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