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andrew hsu

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Andrew Hsu (徐鴻) is a critically acclaimed pianist and composer. A 2014 Gilmore Young Artist, Hsu’s “incendiary” (New York Times) and “beautifully florid and lyrical” (Times Argus) performances have brought him to stages across Europe and the USA. Writing music characterized as “an amorphous cloud of dissonance, slow and vibrating” (New York Times) and “deliciously atmospheric, pulseless” (Oregon ArtsWatch), Hsu’s compositions have been performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, Die Glocke, the Konzerthaus Berlin, Lincoln Center, and the Tanglewood Music Center. His compositions have received honors from organizations such as the American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), Aspen Music Festival and School, Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI), and the Minnesota Orchestra Composer Institute.

Hsu currently is a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at The Juilliard School in New York City as a pupil of Matthias Pintscher. He is an alumnus of the Curtis Institute of Music and Juilliard, where he held the Rising Star Annual and Kovner Fellowships respectively. His primary instructors have included pianists Gary Graffman and Eleanor Sokoloff, and composers Samuel Adler, Richard Danielpour, David Ludwig, and Steven Stucky.

 
 
 
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ORCHESTRA

 

vale

2016

for orchestra: 3.3.3.3 - 4.3.3.1 - 3 - hp - str (16.14.12.10.8)

duration ca. 13 minutes

Performance History

  • April 2016 – Jeffrey Milarsky and the Juilliard Orchestra in Alice Tully Hall (New York, USA)
  • November 2017 – Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra in Orchestra Hall (Minneapolis, USA)
 


ENSEMBLE

 

devant un miroir

(in progress)

for ensemble: 1.1.2.1 - 2.1.1.0 - 2 - hp - str (1.1.1.1.1)

 


CHAMBER

 

æther

2018

for violin

commissioned by the Foundation of Chinese Performing Arts for Angelo Xiang Yu
duration ca. 5 minutes

Performance History

 

 

glacial blue

2016–2018

for clarinet and piano

I. fumarole entombed
II. erebus-cathedral

commissioned by [1] Concert Artists Guild for Yoonah Kim, with the generous support of the Adele and John Gray Endowment Fund, and [2] the Aspen Music Festival and School
duration ca. 15 minutes

Performance History

  • August 2016 – Juan Gabriel Olivares and Tengku Irfan in Harris Concert Hall (Aspen, USA)
  • February 2017 – Yoonah Kim and Mika Sasaki in Paul Recital Hall (New York, USA)
  • March 2018 – Yoonah Kim and Mariko Furukawa in the East Meadow Public Library (East Meadow, USA)
  • March 2018 – Yoonah Kim and Mariko Furukawa in Poughkeepsie, USA
  • April 2018 – Yoonah Kim and Mariko Furukawa in Florence, USA
  • April 2018 – Yoonah Kim and Mariko Furukawa in Weill Recital Hall (New York, USA)
 

 

kenopsiac

2016

for string quartet

commissioned by the Curtis Institute of Music for the Zorá String Quartet
duration ca. 12 minutes

Performance History

 

 

dahlianum

2016

for harp

commissioned by the Levin Project for Abigail Kent
duration ca. 4 minutes

Performance History

  • October 2016 – Abigail Kent in Field Concert Hall (Philadelphia, USA)
  • May 2017 – Katherine Siochi in Morse Recital Hall (New York, USA)
 

 

in solitary

2015

for soprano and piano

text: Walt Whitman
duration ca. 22 minutes

Performance History

  • TBA
 

 

frostfallen

2015

for trumpet and string trio

commissioned by Nozomi Imamura, with the generous support of the Curtis Institute of Music
duration ca. 9 minutes

Performance History

  • April 2015 – Nozomi Imamura, Shannon Lee, Yoshihiko Nakano, Chen Cao in Field Concert Hall (Philadelphia, USA)
  • November 2015 – Brian Olson, Lifan Zhu, Jacob Shack, Ariana Nelson in Paul Recital Hall (New York, USA)
 

 

sea meadows

2014

for violin and piano

duration ca. 6 minutes

Performance History

  • December 2014 – Eunice Kim and Andrew Hsu in the Trinity Center for Urban Life (Philadelphia, USA)
  • December 2014 – Eunice Kim and Andrew Hsu in Field Concert Hall (Philadelphia, USA)
  • April 2015 – Eunice Kim and Andrew Hsu in Field Concert Hall (Philadelphia, USA)
  • April 2016 – Lifan Zhu and Mika Sasaki in Paul Recital Hall (New York, USA)
  • July 2016 – Angelo Xiang Yu and Andrew Hsu in Alberta Rose Theatre (Portland, USA)
  • August 2016 – Seohee Min and Andrew Hsu in Scanlan Hall (Aspen, USA)
  • April 2017 – Seohee Min and Tengku Irfan in Morse Recital Hall (New York, USA)
 

 

lucid fission

2014

for piano

duration ca. 10 minutes

Performance History

  • April 2014 – Andrew Hsu in Stetson Chapel (Kalamazoo, USA)
  • April 2014 – Andrew Hsu in Vicksburg Performing Arts Center (Vicksburg, USA)
  • May 2014 – Andrew Hsu in Kretschmer Recital Hall (Grand Rapids, USA)
  • April 2015 – Andrew Hsu in Field Concert Hall (Philadelphia, USA)
 

 

philtrum

2013

for soprano and violoncello

text: Taije Silverman
commissioned by Lauren Eberwein, with the generous support of the Curtis Institute of Music
duration ca. 13 minutes

Performance History

  • August 2014 – Marie Marquis and Jesse Christeson in Seiji Ozawa Hall (Lenox, USA)
  • April 2015 – Alize Rozsnyai and Zachary Mowitz in Field Concert Hall (Philadelphia, USA)
  • January 2017 – Chelsea Feltman and Timothy Leonard in Behind the Door (New York, USA)
 
 
 

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Andrew Hsu offers private instruction in piano, composition, and music theory out of his studio in Manhattan, NY. If you are interested in a consultation session, please use the form below.

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