Chizuko Asada has been teaching piano at California State University, Long Beach since 1995. While working on her Master of Music degree at CSULB, she won the Fine Arts Affiliates Scholarship as well as the University Concerto Competition and became a member of Pi Kappa Lambda. Her thesis, Schenkerian Analysis of Sonata Op.68 by Scriabin, was completed under the direction of Dr. Martin Herman.
In the 2000 and 2004 editions of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, she was listed as one of the Best Teachers in America. She maintains an extensive private piano studio in Irvine; her students have received numerous awards in various competitions. She has also served as adjudicator for various piano competitions in Southern California.
Ms. Asada is not only a piano soloist; she has performed concerti with CSULB Symphony Orchestra and is a professional collaborative pianist for numerous singers, instrumentalists and chamber groups. She is also one of the founders and co-managers of Irvine Classical Music Series and Emerging Artist Competitions.
At CSULB, she studied with Edith Hirshtal, Michael Carson, and Natalie Limonick, and played in master classes with Menahem Pressler and Walter Hauzig. Other teachers and mentors include M’lou Dietzer, Valentina Gottlieb, Aiko Ishihara, and Scott McBride Smith.