Reviews

The New York Times
"His performances were effortless, his control consummate. His sense of line...showed him to be an intelligent and thoughtful musician."
Washington Post
"If Shih is as gifted in medicine as he is in music, he has some serious career decisions to make. His performance was fluent, gracious, miraculously light, and a joy to the ear."

"Flawless...compelling...with an easy command of the instrument and an uncanny ability to project material."
Baltimore Sun
"Could have enjoyed a fine career as a pianist if he had not chosen to become a gastroenterologist instead...consistent polish and sensitivity."

"Balanced elegance and drama to keen effect...terrific fire and tension...classy music-making all the way."
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"A masterful performance."

"A magical touch in voicing and a fine Chopinesque rubato...a total sense of style across three centuries. For Shih, technical control supports impeccable musicianship."
Fort Worth Weekly
"I forgot I was watching a competition and just listened, enthralled by the music, the structure of the piece firmly in place, the phrases sensitively shaped, every note beautifully articulated...could hold his own with just about any pianist on the concert circuit today."
Fort Worth Weekly
Chosen Best Classical Music Performance of 2011:

"There was nothing amateurish about the performance, which unfolded with the assurance and musical insights of a veteran artist many years his senior."
Baltimore Sun
"Remarkable musicianship...an assured and colorful performance."
Dallas Morning News
"Shih’s authoritative account of the Brahms Handel Variations was an easy first choice."
Philadelphia Inquirer
"More-than-professional-caliber."
National Public Radio
Interview and performance for NPR's "All Things Considered."
WGBH
Interview with the Pacifica Quartet's Masumi Per Rostad, for WGBH's Inner Voice.
Baltimore Sun
Interview for the Baltimore Sun's Howard Magazine.
Voice of America
"Two doctors and a retired database programmer took top honors at the 6th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Fort Worth, Texas."
Los Angeles Times
"Last week, close to 70 amateur pianists convened in Forth Worth, Texas, to participate in the sixth annual International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs."
Examiner
Interview with San Francisco Piano Examiner.
Theater Jones
Reviews of all contestants in the 2011 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs.
Theater Jones
Review of Van Cliburn Amateur Winners Recital.
LNP and Lancaster Online
Interview with Lancaster Newspaper.
Lancaster General Health
Interview for LGH's Progress Notes.
PracticeLink
Profile in "Physicians and their Passions" for PracticeLink Magazine.
Lancaster Physician
Profile in Lancaster Physician Magazine.
Cliburn News
Interview for Cliburn News.

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Granados: Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11
Brahms: Variations (11) for Piano on an Original Theme, Op. 21 no 1
Chopin: Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60
Liszt: Totentanz for Piano, S 525
Liszt: Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra, S 126
Poulenc: Concerto for 2 Pianos in D minor
Bach-Hess: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring: Chorale from Cantata No. 147
Petri: Sheep May Safely Graze
Kempff: Prelude to the Ratswahl Cantata
Debussy: En Bateau
Rachmaninov: Lullaby (arrangement of Tchaikovsky Op. 16 no 1), TNiii/14
Liszt: Isolde's "Liebestod" from Wagner's "Tristan", S 447
Horowitz: Variations on a Theme from Bizet's "Carmen"
Brahms: Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a theme by Handel, Op. 24
Schumann: Quintet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 44
Dvorak: Trio for Piano and Strings no 4 in E minor, Op. 90/B 166 "Dumky"
Prokofiev: Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83
Tchaikovsky: Nocturne for Cello and Piano
Tchaikovsky: Pezzo capriccioso, Op. 62
Rachmaninov: Vocalise
Paganini: Variations on One String on a Theme by Rossini
Shostakovich: Sonata for Cello and Piano in D minor, Op. 40
Elgar: Salut d'amour, Op. 12
Liszt: Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra, S 126
Brahms: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34