Yun-Ling Hsu (許韻玲), a native of Taiwan, earned her Doctoral Degree of Music in Piano Performance from The Ohio State University. At Ohio State, she was privileged to have been one of the pupils of the legendary American pianist Earl Wild and the French-Canadian pianist André Laplante (silver medalist of Tchaikovsky Piano Competition). She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree with a doctoral dissertation on the transcriptions of Earl Wild for solo piano of Gershwin songs. Mr. Wild praised her as “an extremely talented pianist as well as a very meticulous and thorough musician.” She also coached by other pianists like Malcolm Bilson, Robert Levin and Veronica Jochum.
Dr. Hsu currently serves as Head of the Piano Studies and piano professor at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. She specializes in retraining injured pianists and her teaching focus on injury prevention, health and well-being for pianists, and mind-body connections for increased artistry and creativity. More than 15 years of piano technique practice of the Taubman approach and Lister-Sink method, 9 years of yoga & fitness training, and 2 years of study of the Alexander Technique.
Professor Hsu frequently teaches master classes and performs in music colleges and concert halls in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Latin America. She has been invited to teach in Beijing and Nanyang, China, and in international summer music festivals such as Vianden, Saarburg, and InterHarmony. In the fall of 2015, Dr. Hsu was one of the first artists to be invited by the office of Cuban Musical Heritage to perform at the magnificent historical Sala Ignacio Cervantes Concert Hall in Havana, ranked among the three most prestigious in Cuba. She has been invited back to perform in Sala Ignacio Cervantes. Dr. Hsu also presented a performance and a master class in Denmark on the SDMK Concert Series at the Danish National Academy of Music concert hall.
Dr. Hsu has been hailed for “a formidable mastery of piano technique”, she is not only an outstanding soloist but also a highly sought-after collaborative artist. She performs in recitals extensively and has performed with top musicians worldwide, including Julian Bliss (British clarinet soloist), Øystein Baadsvik (Norwegian tuba soloist), Carsten Svanberg (Danish trombone soloist), Inke Kesseler (Dutch classical pianist), Kenneth Tse (Chinese-American saxophone soloist), Oscar Gustavo Gieco, (clarinetist – Conservatory of Cordoba of Argentina), Hui Liu (tenor – Shenyang Conservatory of Music, China), Qiuyu Zhou (singer – Central Drama Academy, Beijing, China), Robert Sullivan (trumpeter – Northwestern University and former principle trumpet of Cincinnati Symphony), Michel Debost (retired flutist – Oberlin College Conservatory of Music), principle players from New York Philharmonic (Joseph Alessi – trombone, Philip Meyers – horn, Stanley Drucker – retired clarinetist), and Chicago Symphony Orchestra (John Hagstrom – trumpet). Besides appearing as a solo and chamber performer, she has served as a pianist with the Florida Orchestra in Tampa, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Bach Festival Orchestra of Winter Park, and currently performs with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
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