Luke Hsu - Violin
Luke Hsu, violin (Katy, TX), has performed recitals and concerts in North America, South America, Asia, the Pacific, and Europe to critical acclaim in venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., Jones Hall in Houston, and the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. He has soloed with the Houston Symphony Orchestra, Tongyeong Festival Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. His performances have been recorded and broadcasted on NPR and CBC, including a performance with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra featured on NPR’s Performance Today. First prize winner and the winner of the Isang Yun Special Prize of the 12th ISANGYUN International Violin Competition, Hsu also won the Grand Prize in the 2008 Kingsville International Violin Competition, where he received both the Bach Prize and the Audience Prize and the grand prize of the 2010 Donald Portnoy International Violin Competition. He is also a laureate of the 2013 Concours Musical International de Montreal, receiving the Prix d’interprétation de l’Œuvre Canadienne Obligatoire. Future engagements include a tour with the Tongyeong Festival Orchetra in Korea and Japan. Luke is also an avid chamber musician and has collaborated with artists such as Cho-Liang Lin, Gil Shaham, Marc-Andre Hamelin, Colin Carr, Denis Brott, Darrett Adkins, and James Dunham. Festival appearances include Yellow Barn, Aspen, the Banff Chamber Music and Masterclass Program, and New York String Orchestra Seminar. Luke started studying the violin with his mother Yueming Song and with Fredell Lack. He pursued his bachelor’s degree at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University with Cho-Liang Lin and a master's at New England Conservatory studying with Donald Weilerstein. He is currently playing on a Joseph Gobbetti violin made in 1713, generously loaned by the Colburn Foundation. Luke currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.