violinist / music arranger / educator
Born in Taiwan, Sheng-Ching Hsu was six years old when she made her first public appearance as a violinist and a pianist at the National Cheng-Kung University. She has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center Stage on Holland America Line, Teatro Municipal de Santiago (Chile), Remonstrantse Kerk in Alkmaar (The Netherlands), Théâtre de l'Île-Saint-Louis (Paris), and National Recital Hall (Taiwan), to name a few.
A firm believer of the power of music, Sheng-Ching created “S-C Sidewalk Performance” where she brought live music to the street corners of West LA during the pandemic. ”S-C Sidewalk Performance” brought comfort and hope to many people during the time of isolation, and was featured on KTTV Fox 11 Los Angeles.
Sheng-Ching plays with Delirium Musicum, Concerts for Hope, New Asia Chamber Music Society, Landmark Quartet, Solisti, as well as Concerts on the Slope, in which many of her performances were featured in WWFM Classical. She is a member of California Symphony, and has served as principal violinist of Orchestra Santa Monica, Queensboro Symphony Orchestra and Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra. Her other orchestral experiences include Pacific Symphony, Corona Symphony, Tainan City Orchestra and the ChiMei Orchestra. Sheng-Ching has given solo recitals in Europe, North America, South America and Asia, and has performed with Ensemble 212 and Old York Road Symphony as a soloist. She also teaches at Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at the California State University, Long Beach.
In addition to her work as a violinist, Sheng-Ching is also a music arranger. The latest commissions include the National Anthem for the Knicks’ Lunar New Year Game in Madison Square Garden. She arranges a wide variety of music, and has worked with ensembles such as the Amphion String Quartet, the Lincoln Center Stage Quintet and the Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra; events such as New York Fashion Week, Times Square Flash Mob, and the annual concert at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall of Manhasset School of Music.
Sheng-Ching studied in the Juilliard Pre-College Division, where she served as the concertmaster of the Pre-College Orchestra, and studied with Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho. Sheng-Ching earned her Bachelor of Music Degree on scholarship from the Mannes School of Music, studying with Aaron Rosand and Christina Khimm. She then graduated from The Juilliard School with a Master’s Degree under the instruction of Catherine Cho, with the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook University, where she studied with Philip Setzer and Arnaud Sussman. Sheng-Ching ‘s instruments were generously sponsored by CHIMEI foundation in Taiwan throughout her studies.