Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Emily Hsu | 3rd Prize | Violin | 5th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Emily Hsu, Age 16
Score: 82.25

Emily Hsu, 16, began playing the violin at age 5. She is currently a violinist in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra. Emily serves as the Concertmaster of the Lynbrook High School Chamber Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra as well as the 2018 touring orchestra that performed three concerts in international venues of Spain.

Since 5th grade, Emily has actively participated in violin competitions around the San Francisco Bay Area, winning numerous regional awards in the 2013/15/17/18 United States Open Music Competition, 2014/15 MTAC VOCE, and 2016 DVC/HNU Young Artist String Competition.

In November 2016, Emily made her violin solo debut with the award-winning Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, where she served as the Concertmaster of the Sinfonia Orchestra and won the Concerto Competition during the 2015-16 season.

In 2017, Emily was selected to be in the first violin section of the California All-State Symphony Orchestra. She was also selected and invited to perform in the Burlingame Music Club in April 2017. Emily made her Carnegie Hall debut in June 2017 for receiving 1st place in the 2017 AFAF Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition. She also won 3rd prize at the ENKOR Int'l Music competition in 2017. In 2018, Emily was selected to perform in the Junior Bach Festival.

In the past, Emily was fortunate to take violin masterclasses and private lessons with Professor Midori Goto, Motoko Toba, Mr. Haik Kazazyan, and Dr. Shi-Hwa Wang. She wants to thank her violin teacher, Ms. Kwok-Ping Koo, for many wonderful opportunities as well as her dedicated support, which has nurtured Emily's love and passion for music.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys playing golf, writing fictional stories, and teaching violin, spanish, and technology.

Violin Concerto No. 1 in g minor: Opus 26 - III. Finale: Allegro energico, Max Bruch, 8:01

Violin Sonata No. 2 in a minor: BWV 1003 - III. Andante, Johann Sebastian Bach, 4:23