Daesik Cha, a native of South Korea, has been actively concertizing, directing, and teaching. He has appeared as pianist in several prominent concerts across continents. In the US, he was featured as a chamber musician with the Irving Fine Society at Harvard’s Sanders Theater, and performed as a soloist in the Franz Liszt bicentennial at Brandeis University. In addition, he has been invited several times as a musical artist to the Covington Art Club in KY, giving lectures and recitals. He performed a piano recital at the Killian Hall in MIT and a lecture recital at the SMI international music conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He also appeared in several prominent chamber music recitals in the Boston area. His other performances include recitals at the Frederick Collection, both as “House Concert” fundraisers, and in the Historical Piano Concerts series; concerts as a guest pianist at the 2007 Lucca Opera Festival in Italy, and a solo recital which he was honored to give at the Bechstein Hall in the Master Musician Series of Bilthoven, Netherlands.

He recently founded a non-profit concert organization ‘Boston Concert Artists Society’ to support professional solo performers and promote art music to our communities.

He holds a PhD degree in musicology at Brandeis University, two Master’s degrees, in music history and literature, and in piano performance, and an Artist Diploma in piano performance. He wrote his PhD dissertation on the topic of “Transformation of the Keyboard Fantasia in the Classical Period (1780-1800)”. His scholarly interests lie in the German instrumental aesthetics of the Classical and Romantic eras, and the development of musical imagination and feeling. He is currently teaching at MIT.