Petite Suite, for piano solo (2021)
Petite Suite was composed to celebrate pianist Ai, Chia-Huei’s retirement from Tunghai University in Taiwan. Professor Ai is a beloved and treasured mentor to many, myself included. Four years of studying undergraduate piano performance with Prof. Ai instilled in me a love of continually using imagination and discovering the spectrum of colors in the music.
Petite Suite was composed with a three-note-motif from Prof. Ai’s initials (A-C-H/B.) Each movement reflects my deep gratitude, respect, and sincere congratulations to celebrate Prof. Ai’s profound impact on music education.