Ning-chih Hsu


Ning-chih Hsu/Violin

Ms. Hsu received her master’s degree in violin performance from The Juilliard School and bachelor’s degree with Performer’s Certificate from Eastman School of Music.  She studied violin with Teddy Su, Oleh Krysa, Zvi Zeitlin, and Dorothy DeLay. She was twice the recipient of the Starling Violin Award.  Ms. Hsu performed numerous concerts in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Houston, Galveston, Taipei, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Milan, Rome...from major concert halls to churches and public schools. After winning the concerto competitions at Eastman School and at Brevard Music Festival in 1998, Ms.Hsu performed the Sibelius violin concerto with the Eastman School Symphony Orchestra and Saint-saens Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso with the Brevard Festival Orchestra.  

Ms. Hsu played for Itzhak Perlman in masterclasses and studied with members of the Cleveland, Fine Art, and Juilliard quartet. The festivals she participated include: Sarasota Music Festival, Brevard Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, New York String Orchestra, and Asian Youth Orchestra.  In 2001, She became a member of the Jupiter Symphony Orchestra in New York and also studied conducting with its founder, Jens Nygaard. Later that year, Ms. Hsu was featured at the "Young Artist Solo Recital" in National Concert Hall (Taipei) and soon joined the musical scenes in Taiwan. She taught violin and orchestra at the Taipei American School and was a founding member of the Taipei Melange Trio. In 2010, She was invited by Chi-Mei Foundation in Taiwan to record music on the rare violins.

Ms. Hsu enjoys collaborating with local musicians, dancers, and coaching young students. Ms. Hsu teaches violin at the University of St. Thomas (Houston) and its Music Preparatory School since 2011. She also coached viola and chamber music at the Houston Youth Symphony. Ms. Hsu is a member of the Houston Latin Philharmonic Orchestra and serves as a pianist at the Houston Ballet Academy since 2013.  In the past years, Ms. Hsu performed outreach concerts with the Quartus Chamber Players and Trio Oriens at public schools and local hospitals.

Her recital "Happy Birthday! Sarasate" was previewed at The Front Row, Houston Public Radio FM91.7 (2013.3.8) 




出生於台北. 自幼學習鋼琴, 小提琴. 1994年赴美, 就讀Eastman School of Music (BM)及紐約Juilliard School(MM),  指導教授為 蘇正途, Oleh Krysa, Zvi Zeitlin, Dorothy DeLay. 二度榮獲美國史達林小提琴演奏獎 (Starling Award). 1998年, 並贏得Eastman School以及Brevard Music Festival協奏曲比賽. 2001年被甄選為樂壇新秀, 於台北國家演奏聽演出獨奏會.   許寧芝曾於紐約卡內基音樂廳, 林肯中心, 哈佛大學, 台北國家音樂廳, 中國北京, 上海, 日本, 新加坡,等地演出. 曾參與的音樂節包括: Brevard Music Festival, Santa Barbara Music Academy of the West, Sarasota Music Festival, New York String Orchestra, 及Asian Youth Orchestra. 曾演出於大師班並受教於: Itzhak Perlman, Felix Galimir, Alexander Schneider, Cleveland quartet, Juilliard quartet等. 許寧芝曾經任教於福星國小音樂班及台北美國學校. 2010年曾榮幸被邀請為奇美博物館數位典藏名琴錄音。許寧芝目前任教於美國休士頓University of St. Thomas及Houston Youth Symphony, 並於Houston Latin Philharmonic Orchestra 擔任第一小提琴手, 以及Houston Ballet Academy擔任鋼琴伴奏.  2013演奏會 "Happy Birthday! Sarasate"曾受邀至The Front Row休士頓古典音樂廣播電台FM91.7專訪演出.