Yu-Chia Hsiao, Violinist
Yu-Chia Hsiao, currently join the Virginia Symphony Orchestra for the 2014-15 season. Miss Hsiao, born in Taiwan, began studying violin at the age of seven. As a top prize winner of the Academy of Taiwan Strings Concerto Competition, she made her solo debut with the Academy of Taiwan Strings at the age of thirteen. In 2006, she performed Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy with Fu-Jian Dance Drama and Opera House Orchestra in Fu-Jian. Miss Hsiao enjoys sharing classical music with a wide range of audience. She engages herself in varieties of community outreach concerts. In 2010, she performed for the Elderhostel Program at the Peabody Conservatory as well as the “Wednesdays at Weinberg” at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Kimmel Cancer Center. In 2011, at the invitation of the Piatigorsky Foundation, Miss Hsiao toured with violinist Keng-Yuen Tseng and musicians in Montana where they brought concerts to audience whom would not have the opportunities to attend such performances otherwise. In 2011 and 2013, she participated in the Taiwanese American Charity Education Association (TACEA) annual concert at the Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. Miss Hsiao holds BM and MM degrees from the Peabody Conservatory, where she was awarded scholarship to study with Keng-Yuen Tseng.
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