Beatrice Long has performed as a soloist with Baltimore Symphony, Orquesta Sinfonia Estato de Mexico, National Symphony of Taiwan, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Taipei, Montevideo Philharmonic (Uruguay), Ensemble du Monde (New York City), New Amsterdam Symphony (New York), Jura Symphony Orchestra (France), Mozart Festival Orchestra (San Antonio TX), Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and Laredo Philharmonic, among others. A medalist in several international competitions including the Cleveland International Competition, World Piano Competition of Cincinnati, and the Taipei International Piano Competition, Long’s rare combination of dramatic virtuosity and eloquent musicianship has captivated audiences in France, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Central America, Uruguay, and the U.S.
Venues where Ms. Long has given full solo recitals include the Ravinia Festival (Chicago), Chateau Lourmarin, Théâtre de Lons-le-Saunier, Festivals of Champagne and Fontainebleau (France), Kunsthalle Appenzelle (Switzerland), Phillips Gallery (Washington, D.C.), International Piano Series (Charleston, South Carolina), and the American embassies in Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Honduras. As a duo pianist in the Long Duo with her sister, Christina, Long performed Bartók’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, and received critical acclaim for recitals at Weill Hall-Carnegie Hall, the Taiwan National Theatre, the Hangzhou Grand Theatre and Guangzhou’s Xinghai Theatre in China, Jordan Hall in Boston, Dallas Museum of Arts, International Piano Series & Spoleto Festival (Charleston, South Carolina), SODRE Montevideo (Uruguay), InterHarmony Festival (Piedmont, Italy), and Municipal Theatre of Eskisehir (Turkey), among others. A native of Taiwan, Long was invited to perform Beethoven’s Fourth Concerto for the president of Taiwan in the Presidential Palace.
Long is a versatile musician who has collaborated with many well-known musicians such as Ruggiero Ricci and Berl Senofsky. As a recording artist, her albums (on Naxos) have received favorable reviews from the BBC Magazine (United Kingdom.). The American Record Guide describes her recording of the Scriabin Mazurkas (Naxos) “impressive on many levels.” Her live and recorded performances have been broadcast by National Public Radio, CBC Canada, Radio France, and TV NY 1, among others. The Long Duo’s 2011 release, Dorian sono Luminus, which features two-piano concerti by Dana Suesse (world premiere), Harl MacDonald, and Vaughan Williams, has been hailed by critics from Fanfare Magazine, American Record Guide, Audiophile Audition, and Arts Desk (London).
Ms. Long graduated with honors from the Curtis Institute of Music and Peabody Conservatory, where she studied with Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Leon Fleisher, Seymour Lipkin, and Enrique Graf. She was under the tutelage of Gaby Casadesus in Paris and Fou Ts’ong in London. Ms. Long is currently on the faculty at the Conservatory of Music of Brooklyn College, CUNY, and has served on the faculties of the InterHarmony Festival in Piedmont, Italy (2017) and Sulzbach-Rosenberg in Germany (2018 and 2020), and was a guest artist for Boston University Tanglewood Summer Institute in 2020.