Pianist Ashley Hsu is an accomplished solo and chamber musician. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Ms. Hsu has previously studied at the Juilliard School, and is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she was a student of Gary Graffman.
Ms. Hsu has won many competitions, including second prize at the 2009 Schimmel USASU International Young Artists Piano Competition, first prize at the American Beethoven Society Young Pianist’s Competition, first prizes at the Music Teachers’ Association of California’s State Solo and Concerto Competitions, as well as the scholarship winner of the Chopin Foundation of the United States.
In addition, Ms. Hsu has performed with many orchestras including the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Palo Alto Philharmonic after winning their concerto competition, the Golden Gate Philharmonic Orchestra, the El Camino Youth Symphony, and the Castro Valley Chamber Orchestra after winning the Mozart Festival Piano Concerto Competition. Ms. Hsu has performed in concerts across California, Arizona, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C.
Ms. Hsu enjoys reading and writing in her spare time, and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Columbia University. A passionate supporter of exploring the connections between the arts, she has developed a concert series called In Conversation, which bridges literature and music into a cohesive artistic existence and performance experience. Her two brothers Andrew and Daniel Hsu are also pianists at the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute respectively, and the siblings frequently enjoy making music together with duo and triple pianos.