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Luke Hsu

United States of America

 

Violinist, Luke Hsu, has performed at Wigmore Hall, Windsor Castle, Kennedy Center, Jordan Hall, and Teatro Carlo Felice, among many others. Solo appearances with orchestras include Houston Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Odense Symphony Orchestra, Poznan Philharmonic, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra of Polish Radio, Tongyeong Festival Orchestra, and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra among others. He has worked closely with such conductors as Nikolaj Znaider, Pascal Vierrot, Hugh Wolff, and his performances have been recorded and broadcasted on Canada's CBC, Denmark's DR, and US radio station's NPR, including a performance of Vaughan Williams's Lark Ascending with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra featured on NPR's Performance Today. Hsu has won many awards around the world including the second prize and chamber music prize at the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Hsu is also the fourth prize winner (the top American prize winner since 1977) of the 15th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznan, Poland, where he also received a prize for his unique interpretation of the Mozart concerti. Other achievements include first prize and audience prize winner of the Ima Hogg Houston 2016 Symphony Competition, and the first prize and the Isang Yun prize at the 12th ISANGYUN International Violin Competition 2014 in South Korea. He has also received prizes from Nielsen, Windsor, and Montreal International Violin Competitions.

 

First Round

J.S. BACH: Ciaccona from the Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004
N. PAGANINI: Caprice No. 7 and 11
F. KREISLER: Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3
 

Semi-Finals

L. VAN BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
M. RAVEL: Sonata in G major
E. CHAUSSON: Poème, Op. 25
CHEN ZHANGYI: Clara-Luna
 

Finals

W.A. MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K216
 

Grand Final

J. SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47