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In a nutshell:
Since her stage debut at age four, classical pianist Hsing-ay Hsu has been winning international awards and audiences with her thoughtful programming and "explosions of energy". (New York Times)

Since her stage debut at age 4, Chinese-American pianist Hsing-ay Hsu (“Sing-I Shoo”) has been performing at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and in Europe and Asia.  Her thoughtful and passionate interpretations have won international recognition, including the Juilliard William Petschek Award, William Kapell International Piano Competition, and the US Presidential Scholar of the Arts Award from President Clinton at the White House.  

A veteran soloist with many symphony orchestras, Ms. Hsu also loves to create themes for her solo projects and to collaborate with other artists, mostly recently a flamenco composer and a jazz pianist.  As Artistic Director for Pendulum New Music at CU-Boulder, she enjoys motivating composers and performers, and engaging with the community.    A dedicated educator, she has served as visiting piano faculty at several universities including CU-Boulder, and her Conscious ListeningTM seminars brings dynamic teaching to festivals and conferences such as the upcoming 2016 MTNA convention in San Antonio.  She adjudicates for national competitions including the Houston Symphony League Competition, and has presented public masterclasses for venues including Conservatoire Ravel in Paris. 

Born in Beijing, Ms. Hsu trained at Juilliard on scholarship prizes and at Yale University after she won a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, and on fellowship at Tanglewood and the Ravinia Steans Institute.  A long struggle past a severe shoulder injury, which delayed her New York debut a year, resulted in a unique sense of freedom in her artistry.   Her favorite pastimes are taking dance and improv classes, from which she draws inspiration for teaching and audience engagement.  A Steinway Artist, she has rooted herself in the Denver-Boulder area, where she was named a “Denver Pathmaker” in 2010, and where she has solo-ed with the Colorado Symphony and created events for the Denver Art Museum.  Ms. Hsu is married to composer Daniel Kellogg, and they have one daughter.  www.hsingayhsu.com.

Formal Version:
Since making her stage debut at age 4, Chinese pianist Hsing-ay Hsu (“Sing-I 
Shoo”) has performed at such 
notable venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, and abroad in Asia and Europe.

Upon entering her freshman year at Juilliard, she won the William Kapell International Piano Competition silver medal. Hsu was also winner of the Ima Hogg National Competition First Prize, the prestigious Juilliard William Petschek Recital Award, a McCrane Foundation Artist Grant, a Paul & Daisy Soros Graduate Fellowship Award, and a Gilmore Young Artist Award. She was also named a US Presidential Scholar of the Arts by President Clinton at the White House.

A versatile concerto soloist performing Bach to Barber, she is described by the Washington Post as full of “power, authority, and self-assurance.” Concerto collaborations include the Houston Symphony Orchestra as first-prize winner of the 2003 Ima Hogg National Competition, the Baltimore Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, Pacific Symphony(CA), Colorado Springs, Florida West Coast, Fort Collins, New Jersey, Waterbury(CT), China National, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Xiamen orchestras. Television and radio feature broadcasts include Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion Live from Tanglewood (for a 10,000+ live audience members and 3.9 million broadcast audience), NPR’s Performance Today with Martin Goldsmith, TCI cablevision’s Grand Piano Recital (CA), CPR’s Colorado Spotlight, China Central National TV, Hong Kong Phoenix TV, and Danish National Radio. She has recorded CD/DVD’s for Pacific Records, Albany Records, and Nutmeg Press labels.

An advocate of new music, she has given numerous world premieres including Ezra Laderman’s Piano Sonata No. and Beshert; Ned Rorem’s Aftermath (2002) for baritone and piano trio; Daniel Kellogg’s scarlet thread at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and his Momentum, which she commissioned for the 1998 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival; as well as Du MingXin’s Piano Concerto No.3 at the Gulangyu International Piano Festival and National Tour. Chamber music appearances include Carnegie Weill Hall, Bargemusic in New York, the Aspen Music Festival, Tanglewood, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, the Gardner Museum in Boston, the Detroit Art Museum, Denmark’s Viborg Hall, Taiwan’s Novel Hall, and a 2007 all-stars gala in Hong Kong for the 10th anniversary of the reunification.  For her cultural projects, such as the multi-media recital China through the Lens of Piano Music, co-directing/performing in the George Crumb at 80 Music Festival, and producing/performing the Olivier Messiaen Centennial series, she was named a "Pathmaker" by the Denver Post.

Born in Beijing, Hsu studied piano with her parents and her uncle Fei-Ping Hsu, and later with Herbert Stessin at Juilliard and Claude Frank at Yale. She also trained in the fellowship programs at the Tanglewood Music Center, Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute, the Aldeburgh Britten-Pears Programme (UK), the Aspen Music Festival, and abroad.

Ms. Hsu is currently the Artistic Director for Pendulum New Music and a visiting piano faculty at the University of Colorado in Boulder.  A dedicated educator and frequent adjudicator, she gives masterclasses and seminars at institutions including the University of Denver, and has been visiting piano faculty at Ohio University, Metro State University, and University of Northern Colorado.  Her teaching honors include the 2010 NFMC Ouida Keck Award. 

Ms. Hsu is a Steinway Artist and resides in Colorado with her husband, composer Daniel Kellogg, and one daughter. Her concert schedule and recordings are available at www.hsingayhsu.com.

 

 

Chinese

Hsing-ay Hsu - 許興艾

自從四歲登台演奏後,鋼琴家許興艾的音樂生涯就從中國發展到世界。她在美國近二十個州舉辦了音樂會,還應邀到日本,台灣,捷克,英國,法國,丹麥等地演出。她曾先后與巴爾的摩交響樂團,奧斯汀交響樂團,新澤西交響樂團,太平洋交響樂團,大教堂交響樂團,諾瓦克交響樂團,佛州交響樂團,康州沃特堡交響樂團,中國國家交響樂團,上海交響樂團,廈門交響樂團等合作演出。並且在著名的紐約卡內基音樂廳、肯尼迪藝術中心、林肯藝術中心、北京音樂廳等地舉行個人獨奏音樂會。

美國《明星紀事報》評論她演奏的拉赫馬尼諾夫第三鋼琴協奏曲“猶如呼風喚雨的魔術師一樣,令觀眾著迷發狂。”具有權威性的《華盛頓郵報》稱她的演奏“充滿權威、力量和自信”。《紐約時報》評論她的演奏是“威力四射,驚人的震撼力”。美國《休斯頓記事報》評論她具有“優雅的風度,美輪美奐的聲音,是一位才智出眾,令人目眩的鋼琴天才”。

在中國舉辦的第二屆鼓浪嶼鋼琴節,許興艾應邀參加演出,並在北京,上海,廣州,廈門,香港演奏四首大型協奏曲。2003年許興艾榮獲Ima Hogg鋼琴比賽第一名。20036月,許興艾應《草原之家》廣播電台邀請,在著名的“Tanglewood”夏天音樂營大顯琴藝,有一萬多名觀眾現場聆聽,另外還有四百萬聽眾在收音機前欣賞這次精彩的演奏。

許興艾在2001年和2003年榮獲瑪克列恩基金藝術獎。
2000年榮獲茱利亞音樂學院鋼琴最高榮譽獎-帕茨切克獎。
1999年榮獲索羅斯傑出人才獎學金大獎。
1997年獲得美國吉爾默青年鋼琴家獎。
1996年獲得了威廉.卡培爾的國際鋼琴大賽獎。
由於許興艾的藝術上傑出的成就和其他方面的突出貢獻,美國總統親自在白宮為她頒發了“總統藝術學者”金獎。
由《太平洋影音公司》出版的許興艾鋼琴光碟受到了高度贊揚。中國的《鋼琴藝術》雜志對許興艾做了全面的專題報導。
許興艾在美國和中國的大學裡經常舉辦講授鋼琴大師班。 同時也活躍在室內樂的舞台上。她還對融入現代音樂了有極大的興趣和高度的熱忱。她世界首演了包括美國現代最著名的Ezra LadermanNed Rorem 以及她的先生
-著名的美國青年作曲家 Daniel Kellogg 的作品。

許興艾出生於北京,三歲隨父母學琴,后來又追隨叔叔許斐平深造。在茱利亞音樂學院師從Herbert Stessin。在耶魯大學師從Claude Frank。目前,許興艾在科羅拉多大學擔任现代音樂活動的藝術主任,並繼續她的演奏生涯。

 自从四岁登台演奏后,钢琴家许兴艾的音乐生涯就从中国发展到世界。她在美国近二十个州举办了音乐会,还应邀到日本,台湾,捷克,英国,法国,丹麦等地演出。她曾先后与巴尔的摩交响乐团,奥斯汀交响乐团,新泽西交响乐团,太平洋交响乐团,大教堂交响乐团,诺瓦克交响乐团,佛州交响乐团,康州沃特堡交响乐团,中国国家交响乐团,上海交响乐团,厦门交响乐团等合作演出。并且在著名的纽约卡内基音乐厅、肯尼迪艺术中心、林肯艺术中心、北京音乐厅等地举行个人独奏音乐会。

美国《明星纪事报》评论她演奏的拉赫马尼诺夫第三钢琴协奏曲“犹如呼风唤雨的魔术师一样,令观众着迷发狂。”具有权威性的《华盛顿邮报》称她的演奏“充满权威、力量和自信”。 《纽约时报》评论她的演奏是“威力四射,惊人的震撼力”。美国《休斯顿记事报》评论她具有“优雅的风度,美轮美奂的声音,是一位才智出众,令人目眩的钢琴天才”。

在中国举办的第二届鼓浪屿钢琴节,许兴艾应邀参加演出,并在北京,上海,广州,厦门,香港演奏四首大型协奏曲。 2003年许兴艾荣获Ima Hogg钢琴比赛第一名。 2003年6月,许兴艾应《草原之家》广播电台邀请,在著名的“Tanglewood”夏天音乐营大显琴艺,有一万多名观众现场聆听,另外还有四百万听众在收音机前欣赏这次精彩的演奏。

许兴艾曾荣获茱利亚音乐学院钢琴最高荣誉奖-帕茨切克奖。荣获索罗斯杰出人才奖学金大奖。荣获美国吉尔默杰出青年钢琴家奖。荣获威廉.卡培尔的国际钢琴大赛奖。荣获玛克列恩基金艺术奖。荣获Ima Hogg钢琴比赛第一名。

由于许兴艾在艺术上杰出的成就和其他方面的突出贡献,美国总统亲自在白宫为她颁发了总统艺术学者金奖。由《太平洋影音公司》出版的许兴艾钢琴光碟受到了高度赞扬。中国的《钢琴艺术》杂志对许兴艾做了全面的专题报导。

许兴艾在美国, 法国, 和中国的大学里经常举办讲授钢琴大师班  同时也活跃在室内乐的舞台上。她还对现代音乐有极大的兴趣和高度的热忱。她世界首演了包括美国现代最著名的作曲家Ezra LadermanNed Rorem 以及她的先生 著名的美国青年作曲家 Daniel Kellogg 的作品。



许兴艾出生于北京,三岁随父母学琴,后来又追随叔叔许斐平深造。在茱利亚音乐学院师从Herbert Stessin。在耶鲁大学师从Claude Frank。目前,许兴艾在科罗拉多大学担任现代音乐活动的艺术主任,并继续她的演奏生涯。

German

 

Seit ihrem Debüt-Phase im Alter von 4, chinesische Pianist Hsing-ay Hsu ( "Sing-I Shcue") hat an diesen Veranstaltungsorten wie der Carnegie Hall, dem Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall im Lincoln Center, international und in China, Japan, Taiwan , Die Tschechische Republik, Dänemark und Frankreich. Ihre fürsorgliche und leidenschaftlichen Interpretationen hat sie zahlreiche Auszeichnungen, einschließlich der Juilliard School's William Petschek Debut Award, William Kapell International Piano Competition zweiten Preis, Ima Hogg Nationale Wettbewerb First-Preis, Paul & Daisy Soros Graduate Fellowship, Gilmore Young Artist Award , Und den Vereinigten Staaten Presidential Scholar des Arts Award von Präsident Clinton. Sie wurde featured auf Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion Live aus Tanglewood, NPR's Performance Heute, Chinesisch National Fernseher, und die dänische Public Radio. Konzert-Highlights gehören die Austin, Baltimore, China National, Colorado, Houston, New Jersey, Pazifik, Waterbury, Shanghai, Xiamen und Symphonie Orchester. Solo-Aufnahmen auf Pacific Records und Albany Records gewonnen haben kritische Anerkennung. Ein Anwalt für neue Musik, sie hat zahlreiche Werke uraufgeführt. Geboren in Peking, Hsu studierte Klavier mit ihren Eltern und Onkel Fei-Ping Hsu, Herbert Stessin auf Juilliard, Claude Frank an der Yale, und Ursula Oppens in Tanglewood. Darüber hinaus ist sie Künstlerische Administrator für die Pendel-Serie Neue Musik an der Universität von Colorado in Boulder, wo sie wohnt mit ihrem Mann, der Komponist Daniel Kellogg, und Tochter, Kaela.

 

Russian

 

Со времени своего дебюта на этапе возрасте 4, китайский пианист HSING Ай-Су ( "Синг-я Shoo") выступал в таких местах, как Карнеги-Холл, Кеннеди Центр, Алиса Tully зал в Линкольн Центре, и на международном уровне в Китай, Японию, Тайвань , Чешская Республика, Дания и Франция. Ее глубокие и страстные интерпретации завоевал ее многочисленные награды, включая "Juilliard школы Уильям Petschek Дебют премии Уильям Kapell Международный конкурс пианистов второй приз, Ima Хогг Национальный конкурс первый приз, Пол ? Дейзи Сороса выпускников стипендии, Гилмор молодых художников премии , ? президента Соединенных Штатов исследователь искусства премии от президента Клинтона. Она была отмечена на гарнизонной Keillor ? Прери Главная Companion Live от Tanglewood, NPR's спектакля Сегодня китайское национальное телевидение, ? датский Общественное радио. Концерт числу Остин, Балтимор, Китайская национальная, Колорадо, Хьюстоне, Нью-Джерси, Тихого океана, Waterbury, Шанхай, Сямынь ? симфонического оркестров. Сольные записи на Тихоокеанском отчетов ? отчеты Олбани завоевали признание критической. Выступать за новую музыку, она Премьера многочисленных работ. Родился ? Пекине, Хсу изучал фортепиано ? родителями ? дядей Фэй-Пин Хсу, Герберт Stessin на Juilliard, Клод Франк ? Йельском, а Урсула Oppens на Tanglewood. Она является также художественным администратора для маятника Новая музыка серии в Университете Колорадо в Боулдер, где она проживает со своим мужем, композитор Даниэль Келлога, и дочь, Kaela.

Dutch

Sinds haar debuut op de leeftijd van fase 4, de Chinese pianist Hsing-ay Hsu ( "Sing-I Szuh") trad op dergelijke plekken als Carnegie Hall, het Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, en internationaal in China, Japan, Taiwan , De Tsjechische Republiek, Denemarken en Frankrijk. Haar passie doordachte en interpretaties heeft gewonnen haar talloze onderscheidingen, waaronder The Juilliard School William Petschek Debut Award, William Kapell International Piano Competition tweede prijs, IMA Hogg Nationale Competitie eerste prijs, Paul & Daisy Soros Graduate Fellowship, Gilmore Young Artist Award , En de Verenigde Staten Presidential Scholar of the Arts Award van president Clinton. Ze is onderwerp geweest van Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion Live van Tanglewood, NPR's Performance Vandaag, de Chinese nationale televisie, en de Deense Public Radio. Concerto hoogtepunten zijn de Austin, Baltimore, China National, Colorado, Houston, New Jersey, Pacific, Waterbury, Shanghai, Xiamen en symfonieorkesten. Solo-opnamen op Pacific Records en Albany Records gewonnen hebben kritiek. Een warm pleitbezorger van de nieuwe muziek, ze heeft talrijke werken in première. Geboren in Beijing, Hsu studeerde piano bij haar ouders en oom Fei-Ping Hsu en Herbert Stessin op Juilliard, Claude Frank op Yale, en Ursula Oppens op Tanglewood. Ze is ook Artistiek beheerder voor de Pendulum New Music Series van de University of Colorado in Boulder, waar ze woont met haar man, componist Daniel Kellogg, en dochter, Kaela.

Danish

Siden hendes debut kun 4 år gammel, den kinesiske pianist Hsing-ay Hsu ( "Sing-I Shoo") har givet koncert blandt andre i Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Alice Tully Hall på Lincoln Center, og internationalt i Kina, Japan, Taiwan , Tjekkiet, Danmark og Frankrig. Hendes tankevækkende og lidenskabelig fortolkninger har vundet hende adskillige priser, herunder Juilliard School's William Petschek Debut Award, William Kapell International Piano Konkurrence anden pris, IMA Hogg nationale konkurrencemyndigheder første-præmien, Paul & Daisy Soros Graduate Fellowship, Gilmore Young Artist Award , Og USA Presidential Scholar af Arts Award fra præsident Clinton. Hun har optrådt på Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion Live fra Tanglewood, NPR's ydeevne i dag kinesiske National Television, og danske Public Radio. Concerto fremhæver bl.a. Austin, Baltimore, China National, Colorado, Houston, New Jersey, Stillehavet, Waterbury, Shanghai, og Xiamen Symfoni Orkestre. Solo optagelser på Pacific Records og Albany Records har vundet kritisk anerkendelse. Fortaler for ny musik, hun har uropført en række værker. Født i Beijing, Hsu studeret klaver med hendes forældre og onkel FEI-Ping Hsu, Herbert Stessin på Juilliard, Claude Frank på Yale, og Ursula Oppens på Tanglewood. Hun er også kunstneriske Administrator for pendulet New Music serie på University of Colorado i Boulder, hvor hun er bosat med sin mand, komponisten Daniel Kellogg, og datter, Kaela.

Finnish

Pianisti Hsing-ay Hsun ensi esiintyminen tapahtui jo 4-vuotiaana ja siitä lähtien hän on konsertoinut useissa maailmankuuluissa konserttisaleissa  kuten Carnegie Hallissa, Washingtonin Kennedy Centerissä, Lincoln Centerin Alice Tully Hallissa, Carnegie Hallin Weill Recital Hallissa ( loppuunmyyty soolokonsertti ) sekä ulkomailla Aasiassa ja Euroopassa. Viimeaikaisista esiintymisistä mainittakoon viiden kaupungin kiertue Kiinassa sekä Barber Concerto Peter Bayn ja Austinin Sinfoniaorkesterin kanssa. Hsun tulkitsema Brahmsin D minor Concerto Baltimoren Sinfoniaorkesterin kanssa sai Washington Postin kirjoittamaan ’esityksen olleen täynnä voimaa, auktoriteettia ja itsevarmuutta’.  Hsu debytoi Houstonin Sinfoniaorkesterin kera saatuaan ensimmäisen palkinnon v.2003 Ima Hoggin kansallisissa kilpailuissa. Hän tekee yhteistyötä myös Baltimoren, Pasificin, China Nationalin, Shanghain, Xiamenin, Florida West Coastin, New Jerseyn ja Waterburyn orkersterien kanssa.

 

Hsu sai v.2000 arvostetun Juilliard William Petschek Recital palkinnon ja  v. 2003 McCrane Foundationin taitelija-apurahan. Edelleen 1999-2001 hän sai vastaanottaa Paul ja Daisy Sorosin Graduate Fellowship palkinnon ja v. 1997 hänelle myönnettiin Gilmore Young  Artist palkinto. Aloittaessaan Juilliardin opintonsa hän voitti 1996 toisen palkinnon William Kapellin kansainvälisessä pianokilpailussa. Presidentti Clinton nimitti hänet  Valkoisessa Talossa US Presidential Scholar of the Arts kunnianosoituksella.  Hsun debyytti CD ( Pacific Records ) on saavuttanut arvostelumenestyksen ja hän esiintyikin tähtenä Pekingin Pianotaiteen sarjassa. Uusi Albany Recordsin tuottama solo CD valmistuu tänä kesänä.

 

Hsu syntyi Pekingissä ja aloitti opintonsa vanhempiensa johdolla jatkaen sen jälkeen Fei-Ping Hsun oppilaana, Juilliardissa Herbert Stessin oppilaana sekä Claude Frankin ohjauksella Yalen Yliopistossa.  Hän toimii nykyisin Coloradon Yliopiston  Pendulum New Music Seriesin taiteellisena johtajana ja opettajana Boulderin kaupungissa, jossa hän asuu miehensä säveltäjä David Kellogin kanssa.

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