Born in Taiwan, Yi-Chun Sarah Tsai started her musical education at the age of four, playing piano and singing in her school choir. Her musical talent soon became obvious, and so she was enrolled in the best music schools in Taiwan, including The Music School in Stella Matutina Girl’s High School and National Taiwan Normal University. In 2019, she was accepted to the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at University of Cincinnati with a Graduate Incentive Award. Studying with Karen Lykes, she received her Master degree in Vocal Performance in 2021.
From Taiwan to Japan, to the United States, Tsai has had plenty of performance experience in both opera and as a concert soloist. Tsai has sung the role of The Mother in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, Serpina in Pergolesi's Las Serva Padrona, Meg in Verdi’s Falstaff, and Hänsel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel. She also sang the roles Carmen, Cherubino, Romeo, Rosina, Suzuki, Norina, and Dorabella, in opera scenes concerts during her studies. Additionally, she has had the chance to sing as a soloist in Tabernacle Women’s Choir in several performances, including a tour in Tokyo Japan.
Now based in Miami, Florida, she is currently a full-scholarship doctoral student in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. She will soon perform as the role of Cherubino for the next school opera production of Le Nozze di Figaro by W.A. Mozart.