Senior Lecturer (Classical Piano)
UiTM Faculty of Music
Universiti Teknologi MARA
Level 11, Menara SAAS, UiTM Main Campus,
40450 Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan, MALAYSIA
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Curriculum Vitae:
Name :   Dr. Chai Tse Wei
Position :   Senior Lecturer (Classical Piano)
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Research Area

 Piano Performance


Diploma and Degree Programme


Principal Piano, Piano Accompaniment, Piano Collaborative, Keyboard Instruction, Aural Training, Performance Seminar, Forum

 Professional Qualifications/ Certifications/:

Doctor of Musical Arts (West Virginia University, 2016)

Master in Music (West Virginia University, 2011)

Bachelor in Music (University Putra Malaysia, 2007)

LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, 2006)


Professional Experiences


Teaching Fellow for Principal Piano, Chamber Music, Performance Practice Course, University Putra Malaysia

(August 2019-January 2020)


Adjunct Aural Class Instructor, Melody Music School, Malaysia

(April 2018-May 2018)  


Adjunct Piano Instructor, Waynesburg University, P.A., U.S.A.

(August 2016- May 2017)


Church Organist, First Presbyterian Church, W.V., U.S.A.

(June 2016- February 2017)


Staff Accompanist and Class Piano Instructor, Eastern Kentucky University, K.Y., U.S. A.

(August 2015- December 2015)


Piano Instructor of the Community Music Program, West Virginia University, U.S.A.

(August 2012-May 2017)


Teaching Assistant for Class and Applied Piano, West Virginia University, U.S.A.

(August 2012- May 2015)          


Two-Month Intensive Class Theory Instructor, East West Music Studio, N.Y.C. , U.S.A.

(Summer 2012)             


Yamaha Junior Music (JMC) Instructor, Yamaha Music, Singapore

(Feb 2009-July 2010)


Research Grants/ Academic Grants




Literary Publications (Article Journals, Book Chapters, Music Scores etc.) and Academic Conferences / Proceedings




Creative Works/ Music Performances


Solo Recital Repertoires

J.S.Bach                       Prelude and Fugue in B-Flat major, WTC 1, BWV 866

                                    Prelude and Fugue in B minor, WTC 1, BWV 869

Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV903

                                    Partita No 2 in C minor, BWV 826

Bach/Busoni                Chaconne in D minor

Barber                          Excursions, Op. 20

Bartok                          Suite, Op. 14

Beethoven                    Sonata in C major, Op. 2 No. 3

                                    Sonata in E major, Op. 14 in E major

                                    Sonata in E Flat major, Op 26

Sonata in D minor, Op. 31, No. 2, “The Tempest”

Sonata op 111 in C minor, 1st movement

Chopin                         Etude in C-Sharp minor, Op 10 No. 4

Scherzo No. 3 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 39

Debussy                       Images book 2 no 3, “Poisson D’or”

Haydn                          Sonata Hob XVI 46 L31 in A flat major

Liszt                             Concert Etude, “La Leggierezza”

Concert Etude, “Gnomenreigen”

                                    Transcendenal Etude, “Harmonies du soir”

                                    Sonata in B minor

Mozart                         Sonata in F major, K333

Sonata in C minor, K475

                                    Sonata in C major, K545

                                    Fantasy in C minor, K475        

Prokofiev                     Toccata in D minor

                                    Sonata No. 3 in A minor

Scarlatti                        Pastoral Sonata in C major

                                    Sonata in C, k420

Schubert                      Piano Sonata in A major, D664

Piano Sonata in A minor, D78

Shostakovich                Prelude and Fugue No. 4 in E minor, Op 87



Beethoven                    Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37

Grieg                            Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16

Prokofiev                     Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-Flat Major, Op. 10




Piano Four Hands Recital, Bentley Music Academy, Malaysia,  (Nov. 2019 )


Keyboardist, The Addams Family Musical, Waynesburg University, PA, U.S.A.(2017)


Faculty Piano Four Hands Recital, Waynesburg University, PA, U.S.A. (2017)


Alumni Piano Four Hands Recital, University Putra Malaysia (2015)                 



Media Recordings & Publications




Event Productions / Masterclasses / Guest Lectures


External Guest Juror, Taiwan Adventist College (June-July 2020)


Piano Adjudicator, University Putra Malaysia (2015 and 2018)


Master Class, University Putra Malaysia (2015)




Awards & Recognitions


The Valerie Canady Foundation and Dr. & Mrs. William J. Canady Award Music Scholarship, West Virginia (2014)


Yamaha Music International Asia Region Scholarship, Malaysia (2005)


South East Asia Diploma Awards Ceremony and Celebrations by ABRSM, Invited to Perform as the Top Achiever (2004)                                         


Trinity College of Music Awards and Concert, Malaysia, Outstanding Performance Award (2002)  





Honorable Mention      

“The Intersection of Jazz and Classical Music” Piano Festival and Competition,

West Virginia University (2015)



Young Artist Competition, West Virginia University (2015)

Performed Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.1 with WVU Symphony Orchestra



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