Pei-Yin Hsieh, violinist and concertmaster of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, won her current position in 1995. In addition to her duties as concertmaster, Ms. Hsieh also serves as first violinist of the Taiwan String Quartet, with whom she performs regularly throughout Europe and Asia. During her long tenure with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Hsieh has accumulated extensive and varied performance experiences, both as soloist and chamber musician. Solo performances include Vivaldi’s “Spring” and “Summer” from the Four Seasons, Glazunov’s “A minor Violin Concerto”, Bach’s “Concerto for two violins”, Mozart’s “Concertone for two violins”, XiaoGang Ye’s “The Last Paradise” and Bartok’s “Rhapsody No. 1”.
Ms. Hsieh holds a Master’s degree in violin performance from Eastman School of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her teachers include Todd Phillips, Arnold Steinhardt, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Choong-Jin Chang and Lynn Blakeslee.