152. Kevin Shue許愷洋,Violinist/2015/02

Kevin Shue許愷洋, Violinist

Kevin Shue 許愷洋Taiwanese-American violinist Kevin Shue, hailed by Anthony Tommassini of the New York Times as a “promising violinist with rich, full sound, true musical sensitivity and considerable techniques”, performs at venues across the United States and Asia.  Mr. Shue began his musical studies at the age of five. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance from Stony Brook University in 2006, studying under Pamela Frank and Ani Kavafian, and his Master of Music in Violin Performance from the Mannes College of Music in May of 2008 as a student of Hiroko Yajima.  Additional teachers and mentors include Linda Cerone, Charles Castleman, Ronald Copes, Eugene Drucker, Philip Setzer, Stephen Rose, Ellen Jewett, and Sheila Reinhold.

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Shue has received chamber music instruction from the Emerson, Juilliard, Orion, Miami, Mendelssohn, Cavani and Lafayette Quartets as well as from pianist Diane Walsh, violists Ira Weller and Katherine Murdock, cellists George Sopkin, Barbara Stein Mallow, Paul Tobias and Colin Carr, and clarinetist Charles Neidich.

Mr. Shue has won numerous violin competitions both abroad and at home; he was a finalist in the 1998 Taiwan National Violin Competition and was the featured soloist at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in 2002.  In March of 2009, Mr. Shue had his Carnegie Hall debut as a winner of the Artist International Presentations competition. He has also performed at, among other places, the United Nations, Avery Fischer Hall, the Philippine Consulate of New York, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and the Taiwan Center of New York.  Mr. Shue has collaborated with many world-renowned artists, including violinists Chee-Yun and Soovin Kim, violist Lawrence Dutton, cellists Hai-Ye Ni and Colin Carr, flutist Paula Robison, clarinetist Anthony McGill, and pianists Helen Huang and Vladimir Feltsman.

While at Stony Brook University, Mr. Shue served as the Concertmaster of the University Orchestra, and was a two-time winner of the Undergraduate Concerto Competition.  Additional concerto appearances include the North Shore Symphony, and the Young Symphonic Ensemble of the Children’s Orchestra Society.  In addition to his academic pursuits, Mr. Shue has participated in numerous music festivals including Kneisel Hall, the Quartet Program, and the Encore School for Strings.

Mr. Shue is one of the founding members of the New Asia Chamber Music Society, and serves as the Director of Education and Community Engagement.  He also serves on the faculty of the Children’s Orchestra Society and the Great Neck Conservatory of Music.