Daesik Cha, a native of South Korea, has been establishing himself as a ‘renaissance’ musician, whose professional work encompasses concertizing, directing, teaching, and music scholarship. He has appeared as a pianist in several prominent concerts. He was featured as a chamber music player with the Irving Fine Society at Harvard’s Sanders Theater, and celebrated as a soloist the Franz Liszt bicentennial at Brandeis University. Recently he performed a solo recital in the 2016 concert series of the Frederick Historical Piano Study Center. He also loves music scholarship and teaching. Lately he finished his PhD dissertation on the topic of “Transformation of the Keyboard Fantasia in the Classical Period (1780–1800).” His scholarly interests include the German instrumental aesthetics and literature of the Classical and Romantic eras, and the Renaissance vocal polyphony. He taught as a teaching fellow at Brandeis University and CCM, University of Cincinnati. He holds a PhD degree in musicology at Brandeis University and two Master degrees in the music history and literature, and piano performance.