A recent graduate of the Juilliard School, Mr Wei-En Hsu , pianist, organist, conductor, répétiteur and composer, is now having a busy performing career throughout the States, Europe, and Asia. A native of Taiwan, he received his BFA degree in Piano at Taipei National University of the Arts, and was pleased to be the only candidate at The Juilliard School, New York selected to Royal Academy of Music, London as an exchange student, studying with Malcolm Martineau and Aaron Shorr during 2004-05. While at Juilliard, he was a student of Jonathan Feldman and Margo Garrett.
An active solo pianist and chamber musician, Mr. Hsu has performed throughout the US, Germany, France, Belgium, Australia, China, South Korea, UK, Turkey, Israel, Romania and Taiwan.
Mr Hsu has worked as a répétiteur for Music Academy of the West, One World Symphony, British Youth Opera, Aspen Opera Theatre Center, and Opera Company of Brooklyn for their opera productions. He also has the abilities of coaching in Italian, German, French, English, Latin, as well as in Russian, Korean, Mandarin, and Taiwanese. Recently he had written the Taiwanese libretto for the opera project at Manhattan School of Music. His choral composition was also premiered in Germany last summer. In 2006, he was invited to the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme in Aldeburgh for the Russian Song Masterclass with Sergei Leiferkus and Semion Skigin. Mr Hsu is now enrolling in the DMA program at Rutgers University, under the instruction of Prof. Barbara González-Palmer. Starting last autumn, Mr Hsu joined the opera coaching staff (Artist Diploma) at College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.
Mr Hsu is the winner of many awards, recently including Scott Huxley Piano Accompaniment Prize, Major Van Someren-Godfery Prize Accompaniment Award(2004), Ludmilla Andrew Russian Song Prize Accompaniment Award, Sir Arthur Bliss Prize(2005), as well as a Distinction Performance Award from RAM.
Mr Hsu made his debut recital at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall last
March, as well as debut performances in deSingel, Belgium last Feb.
Recent engagements including conducting appearance at CCM for Ariadne
auf Naxos in March, as well as a chamber concert at Weill Hall at
Carnegie Hall this May. He is named a Stern Fellow in SongFest 2009,
and has just been awarded the Sing for Hope Grant for Arts Activism and
Community Outreach. During the season 2009-2010, Mr Hsu will join theOpera Company of Brooklyn Resident Artists as a
pianist/coach/conductor. Upcoming activities including musical
directing "Children of God" for Euphonixs, Inc, and "Footloose" for the
American Drama and Dance Studio.