Please join us at Schmitt Music Denver for a special Concert and Master Class presented by Steinway Artist & performer Hsing-ay Hsu on Saturday, January 5th!
Enjoy a performance featuring Stravinsky and Bach at 3:00 p.m. followed by a master class focused on three students of varying levels at 3:50 p.m. – with Susan Olenwine, 2nd piano – both events are free and open to the public!
“Her performance was masterly in its strength and authority and was sustained by exquisite lyricism.“– The Baltimore Sun
Watch Hsing-ay Hsu play Kevin Michael Olson: Serenity & Storm (4th mvt.) from Dichotomiae below:
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. Recent highlights include the International Odyssiad Festival and the Gulangyu Int’l Piano Festival in China. Her thoughtful and passionate interpretations have won international recognition, including the William Petschek Debut Award at Juilliard, William Kapell Int’l Competition, Ima Hogg Nat’l First-Prize, Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, Gilmore Young Artist Award, and the US Presidential Scholar of the Arts Award from President Clinton. This season’s engagements include recitals, concertos, chamber music, and masterclasses/seminars.
After putting roots down in Colorado a decade ago, Ms. Hsu has also become a multi-faceted cultural collaborator in the Denver-Boulder corridor. She feels privileged to mentor young/young-at-heart musicians and teachers, and to partner creatively with numerous organizations. As Artistic Director for Pendulum New Music at CU-Boulder, she has brought in international artists to the region from Finland, Mexico, the U.K., and hosted celebrity masterclasses including Kronos and Béla Fleck. She has also taught as visiting piano faculty for several universities including CU-Boulder, organizations including the Rocky Ridge Adult Seminars, International Keyboard Odyssiad Festival, and Friends of Chamber Music Denver, and has lectured at conferences including the MTNA National Convention. Her Conscious ListeningTM seminars bring dynamic teaching to festivals, private homes, music societies, and pre-concert talks for the CU Presents Artist Series. A beloved teacher, her students have won numerous solo and concerto prizes, her master classes include Conservatoire Ravel in Paris and Xiamen University, and she also adjudicates regularly for national and international competitions. Besides chairing the CSMTA College Forum, she serves on the national editorial board of American Music Teacher magazine. Her recordings are frequently broadcast on CPR. Born in Beijing, Ms. Hsu trained at the Juilliard School and Yale University, as well as Aspen, Ravinia Steans Institute, the Aldeburgh Festival, and Tanglewood.
A Steinway Artist, she often collaborates with her husband, composer Daniel Kellogg, and they have one daughter. Besides her work, she loves to travel with her family, take dance and improv classes, and watch Tiny House YouTube videos to fantasize about decluttering.