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Luke Hsu
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°1990
United States of America
Biography
Luke Hsu trained at the Shepherd School of Music under Cho-Liang Lin, at the New England Conservatory under Donald Weilerstein, and later at the Royal Academy of Music in London under Rodney Friend. He is currently studying at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under Pierre Amoyal. He has won a number of prizes at international competitions such as the Indianapolis, the Premio Paganini, the Wieniawski, the Michael Hill, the Isang Yun, and the Montreal. Luke Hsu has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including those of Houston, Dallas, Indianapolis, Auckland, Odense, and Poznań and the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio, under eminent conductors such as Leonard Slatkin, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider and Hugh Wolff. He is a member of the Beacon Street Trio, founded at the New England Conservatory, and has composed pieces for string quartet, harp, flute and viola trio, and mezzo-soprano and electronic instruments.
Teachers
  • 2018 - : Pierre Amoyal
  • 2016 - 2018: Rodney Friend
  • 2012 - 2016: Donald Weilerstein
  • 2008 - 2012: Cho-Liang Lin
Degrees
  • 2018 - : Artist Diploma, Mozarteum
  • 2016 - 2018: Artist Diploma, Royal Academy of Music
  • 2012 - 2016: Masters of Music and Graduate Diploma, New England Conservatory
  • 2008 - 2012: Bachelors of Music, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
Concerts
  • 2018: St. Michel Abbey de Cuxa, Casals Festival, Itamar Golan
  • 2018: Teatro Carlo Felice, Premio Paganini, Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra
  • 2018: Indianapolis Symphony Hall, Indianapolis Violin Competition, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin
  • 2018: St. John Smith Square, St. John Smith Square, Jams Coleman
  • 2017: Herkulessaal, International Menuhin Music Academy, Solo
  • 2017: Wigmore Hall, Patrons Award, {unaccompanied recital}
Competitions
  • 2018: 6th, Premio Paganini
  • 2018: 3rd; Bach Prize; Mozart Prize, Indianapolis International Violin Competition
  • 2017: 2nd; Mozart Prize, Michael Hill International Violin Competition
  • 2016: 3rd, Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition
  • 2016: 4th; Mozart Prize, Henryk Wieniawski International Violin Competition
  • 2016: 3rd, Windsor International String Competition
  • 2014: 1st; Best Interpretation of Isang Yun’s Works Prize, ISANGYUN International Violin Competition
Activities
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Recital by laureates violin 2019Soloist
Final 2019 : Luke HsuSoloist
Semi-final 2019: Luke Hsu - recitalSoloist
Semi-final 2019: Luke Hsu - concertoSoloist
First round 2019: Luke HsuSoloist
VIOLIN 2019Unranked laureate
First round 2015: Luke HsuSoloist
VIOLIN 2015Candidate
Videos
Semi-final 2019: Luke Hsu - concerto
Monday 6 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Concerto n. 4 in D major KV 218 Allegro | Andante cantabile | Rondeau Soloist : Luke Hsu Conductor : Jean-Jacques Kantorow Orchestra : Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie
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Semi-final 2019: Luke Hsu - recital
Thursday 9 May 2019 Flagey/Studio 4 Bram Van Camp : Scherzo - Bagatelle Eugène Ysaÿe : Allegretto poco scherzoso | Finale con brio (Sonata in G minor op. 27/1) Sergey Prokofiev : Violin sonata n. 2 in D major op. 94bis (Sonatas for violin and piano) Moderato | Scherzo: Presto | Andante | Allegro con brio Soloist : Luke Hsu Pianist accompanist : Takashi Sato
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Final 2019 : Luke Hsu
Monday 20 May 2019 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Kimmo Hakola : Fidl Op.99 Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Concerto in D major op. 35 Allegro moderato | Canzonetta | Allegro vivacissimo Soloist : Luke Hsu Orchestra : Belgian National Orchestra Conductor : Hugh Wolff
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Audio
First round 2015: Luke Hsu
First round 2019: Luke Hsu
Semi-final 2019: Luke Hsu - concerto
Semi-final 2019: Luke Hsu - recital
Final 2019 : Luke Hsu
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