237. Sheng-Ching Angel Hsu徐升晴, Violin /2015/07

Sheng-Ching Angel Hsu徐升晴, Violin

Shen-Ching HsuBorn in Taiwan, Sheng-Ching Angel Hsu started learning music at the early age of two. She began lessons in music theory and started composition and piano at age three. Her mother soon discovered that she possessed absolute pitch and at age five, Ms. Hsu began her studies on the violin. Within a year, she made her first public appearance at the National Cheng-Kung University as both violinist and pianist. Ms. Hsu achieved success early in her career in numerous competitions including First Prize in the Tainan Municipal Cultural Center Competition, Asia Pacific Cup Music Competition, and the National Tainan Senior High School Competition. In 2000, she won the Tainan Music Association Music Competition on violin and consecutively won the prestigious Tainan National Music Competition as the youngest participant on violin and in composition the following year. Her exceptional talent led her to concert stages throughout Asia and soon attracted the attention of Yamaha and Kawai, for which she became the scholarship recipient from both corporations.

Upon her arrival in the US, she was accepted into the studio of Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho at the Juilliard Pre-College Division where she served as concertmaster of the Pre-College Orchestra. She is a candidate for the Master’s Degree at the Mannes College of Music as a scholarship recipient, where she also received her Bachelor’s degree. Her current and former teachers include legendary violinist Aaron Rosand, Christina Khimm, Shirley Givens, I-Chen Wang, Yu-Wen Chen and Li-Wen Wang. She has participated in masterclasses by Joseph Silverstein, Mikhail Kopelman, Nacham Erlich, Victor Denchanko, and Chinn-Horng Chen. Active as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, accompanist, and arranger, she is also an accomplished translator as well. Recently, she was featured as a soloist with the Old York Road Symphony performing the Carmen Fantasy by Sarasate and with Ensemble 212 performing Massenet’s Mediation from Thais for a memorial concert in remembrance of the 10th Anniversary of September 11. Ms. Hsu plays a 1922 E. Soffritti instrument on loan to her by the CHIMEI Cultural Foundation, Taiwan. She has been a core member of Ensemble 212 since 2011.for all things chocolate.

Source from 2015 Taiwanese American Conference/East Coast