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Hsing-Chwen Giselle Hsin 辛幸純


Pianistin, Taiwan


Steinway Artist
Hsing-Chwen Giselle Hsin is one of the most esteemed pianists from
Asia. Her predecessor Fou Ts'ong, recognizes her as "a true artist", and praises her for "reaching the highest realm in music, especially in the performances of Mozart". She is also a piano professor and served several terms as Director of the Institute of Music at the National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. After winning National Prizes for juniors in Taiwan as a student of Betty Yang, Ms. Hsin at 13 followed her violinist brother Ming to study at Yehudi Menuhin School in England. Further studies gained her a Performer’s Diploma from the Royal College of Music, a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook. Her mentors include Simon Nicholls, Louis Kentner, Vlado Perlemuter, Kendall Taylor, Jerome Lowenthal, Andras Schiff, Ick Choo Moon, Aube Tzerko, Gilbert Kalish and Leon Fleisher.

She has won several competition prizes internationally. These include the prestigious Chappell Gold Medal from
London's Royal College of Music, the Mozart Bicentenary Piano Competition of Asia, and New York's Chopin Piano Competition. At 17, she performed as a duo with Sir Yehudi Menuhin in the D Minor Violin Sonata by Brahms at the Uppottery Festival, England. That same year she was invited to give a solo recital debut in the Archbishop of York’s Palace. In her native country Taiwan, she was honored by its President to perform at the Presidential Hall Concert in 1994. Moreover, she gave the world premier of »Concertino for Piano and Orchestra«”, written in 1999 for her, by Tsung-Hsien Yang, as well as a Taiwan Premier of Hans Tutschku’s »Cells-Lines« for piano and live-electronics in 2015. Starting from 2014, her recitals aim to combine musical experience with visual creations in collaboration with artist colleagues. In 2016, her solo recital at the National Concert Hall in Taipei featured imageries for Ravel’s »Gaspard de la Nuit«, created by visual artist Chi-Min Hsieh on stage. More recitals have taken places including ones that commemorated Debussy and Ma Shui-Long in 2018. . On CD, her recording of Mozart, Ravel and Chopin, published by Decca of Taiwan, has won her critical acclaim.

Among the great concert halls of the world, Ms. Hsin has performed in London's Wigmore Hall, South Bank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, New York's 92nd Street Y and Merkin Hall, California's Lobero and Arlington Theatres (Santa Barbara), Hong Kong's Cultural Center and City Hall, Guangzhou's Xinghai Concert Hall, Hunan's Cultural Center (China) and Taipei’s National Concert Hall. She has also given numerous performances elsewhere in
England, France, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. As a soloist in concertos, she has performed with USA’s Santa Barbara Symphony, Augustus Symphony, Long Island South Shore Symphony, Stony Brook Orchestra; Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony, Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, Taiwan Symphony Orchestra; the Guildhall String Ensemble of England, the Guangzhou and Hunan Symphony Orchestras of China, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. As an avid and versatile chamber music artist, with renowned first prize winners, including violinist Cho-Liang Lin, Qian Zhou and Nai-Yuan Hu, she has also partnered with distinguished artists, such as violinists James Buswell and Christophe Boulier; violist Hsin-Yun Huang; cellists Gary Hoffman, Antonio Lysy, Pi-Chin Chien, as well as pianists Gilbert Kalish and Pi-Hsien Chen.

In 2005, Prof. Hsin founded the ChiaoTa Chamber Ensemble, dedicated to the promotion, including the premiering, of classic and contemporary chamber music repertoire in
Taiwan. She has adjudicated, lectured and given master classes nationwide and internationally, such as at Portugal’s Coimbra World Piano Meeting, England’s Royal Northern College of Music and the Yehudi Menuhin School, and Singapore’s Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Germany’s SRIMF, and Israel’s Tel Aviv International Piano Competition.