Luke Hsu
United States of America, °1990
 
VIOLIN 2019 : Laureate
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
Video
Final 2019 : Luke Hsu
Semi-final 2019: Luke Hsu - recital
Semi-final 2019: Luke Hsu - concerto
Audio
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Programme
Final (20/05/2019)
Kimmo Hakola Fidl op. 99
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Concerto in D major op. 35
Luke Hsu, violin
Belgian National Orchestra, dir. Hugh Wolff
Semi-final

Récital (09/05/2019)

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
Luke Hsu, violin
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist

Concerto (06/05/2019)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 4 in D major KV 218
Luke Hsu, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Jean-Jacques Kantorow
First round (29/04/2019)
Johann Sebastian Bach Adagio - Fuga : Allegro (Sonata n. 1 in G minor BWV 1001)
Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro assai (Sonata n. 8 in G major op. 30/3)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 7 in A minor
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 11 in C major
Luke Hsu, violin
Takashi Sato, pianist accompanist
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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