Keng-Yuen Tseng
violin | Chinese Taipei, °1966
 
VIOLIN 1993 : Third Prize
A native of Taiwan, Keng-Yuen Tseng began studying the violin at the age of five and made his performing debut at the age of seven. Upon his arrival in the United States in 1980, Mr. Tseng was awarded a full scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Erick Friedman and Glenn Dicterow.

Keng-Yuen Tseng has won numerous top prizes at national and international competitions, both in the United States and abroad. In 1990, he received the award for best interpretation of a new composition at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, and three years later, he won Second Prize at the 1993 Queen Elisabeth Competition. He has received prizes at the North Carolina and New Jersey Symphony Artist Competitions and the Washington International String Competition, among others.

Keng-Yuen Tseng has performed in recital and as a concerto soloist throughout the United States, Europe, Central and South America, and the Far East. Orchestras with which he has appeared as soloist include the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Simon Bolivar Orquesta Sinfonica, the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, the Taiwan Symphony, and the National Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, among others. He has appeared at prestigious venues such as the Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Belgium, and the Theatre Des Champs-Elysées in Paris. His 1995 performance in Beijing was televised throughout China.

A dedicated teacher, Keng-Yuen Tseng is currently teaching and serving as Chair in Strings at Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University, as well as Chair in Strings, Yong Siew Toh Music Conservatory, NUS, at the Peabody Institute. He travels to Taiwan several times each year, where he conducts masterclasses, seminars, and mentors a growing list of prizewinning students. In addition, Keng-Yuen Tseng serves as the Artistic Director of Shuan Yin International Music Festival and is a recording artist under Dynamic and SYArts labels.
Audio
Programme
Final (05/06/1993)
Piet Swerts Zodiac (Ephemeris for violin and orchestra) op. 2
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata n. 32 in B flat major KV 454
Dmitry Shostakovich Concerto n. 1 in A minor op. 77
Keng-Yuen Tseng, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Ronald Zollman
Semi-final (21/05/1993)
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in E minor op. 27/4
Paul-Baudouin Michel Alternanza
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 1 in B flat major KV 207
Henryk Wieniawski Polonaise n. 1 in D major op. 4
Ernest Chausson Poème op. 25
Keng-Yuen Tseng, violin
Melissa Lin, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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