Born in Malaysia, Jie Fang Goh started taking piano lessons at the age of seven. After receiving his Associate’s Degree in Mathematics from Navarro College (2013), he decided to pursue a music career and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Piano Performance from Baylor University (2016), where he studied with Krassimira Jordan. Goh’s earlier piano teachers include Michelle Tan and Christina Mims. At Baylor, Goh received the Gladys Calder Stinson Award to the Outstanding Undergraduate Performer in Piano and was a finalist in the 2017 Baylor Concerto Competition. Goh was also a second prize winner of the 2014 Josef Dichler Piano Competition in Vienna.
Goh recently earned his Master’s Degree in Musicology from Baylor University. His master’s thesis Fantasies and Delusions: Billy Joel’s Turn and Return to Classical Music focuses on Joel’s only classical album by examining its content, creative process, and connection with Joel’s life, career, and artistic identity. On March 2017, Goh made his professional scholarly debut in the SEM Southern Plains Chapter Conference, presenting his paper on Mandopop superstar Jay Chou’s zhongguofeng (Chinese Wind) music. As a graduate assistant at Baylor, Goh has worked alongside professors in their research and assisted them in a variety of music history and world music courses.
Aside from solo piano, Goh’s musical interests include a variety of collaborative piano and ensemble work. This past summer, Goh and his piano duo partner, Alexander Kostadinov were invited to perform piano duo concerts in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Currently, he is collaborating with the Baylor Theatre Department on the musical Godspell and the Baylor Opera on its upcoming opera production Signor Deluso.