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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, Marek Pijarowski and Cristian Macelaru, 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. He has also played for royalty around the world including His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex Prince Edward and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of Belgium.  Luke has won many awards around the world including the second prize and chamber music prize at the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Luke 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 the second prize and chamber music prize at the 2017 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, 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 gotten prizes from Nielsen, Windsor, and Montreal International Violin Competitions.

Luke started his studies with Fredell Lack. Then, he studied with Cho-Liang Lin at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University and Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory. Other mentors include Vivian Hornik Weilerstein, Kim Kashkashian, and Lucy Chapman. He also studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London, studying with Rodney Friend.

 

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