Tiffany Pei Hsuan Wu
Violinist Tiffany Pei Hsuan Wu is a native of Taiwan, she began violin study at age of 8 with Chiao Ling Sun, Yun Hong Su, Yon Hsin Fang and Hui Chun Lin. Under the tutelage of James Buswell and Eric Rosenblith, she completed high school at Walnut Hill School, Bachelor's and Master's degrees at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston with honors of Cum Laude and Distinction in Performance.
Besides winning top prizes in competitions in Taiwan, Ms. Wu won the prestigious ChiMei Arts Award (奇美藝術獎), the audition for ''The Music Talent Bank'' (音樂人才庫) in Taiwan, and subsequently received an invitation to perfrom at the presidential inauguration concert. Tiffany's debut recording of Tchaikovsky's ''Souvenir d'un lieu cher'' in Moscow with the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra has been broadcast on the Classical Station 97.7 in Taiwan.
Ms. Wu has collaborated with orchestras as a soloist since teenage years: Argentina National Symphony Orchestra, Mar del Plata Symphony Orchestra in Argentina, Tiangjin Symphony Orchestra, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestea in China, Valencia Filharmonia Orchestra in Italy, Voronezh Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Wu has collaborated with many renowned conductors, including Erich Kunzel, Zdenêk Mácal, Emir Saul, Vladimir Verbitsky, as well as Taiwanese conductors Amy Chang, Shu Si Chen and Chiu Shen Chen. In 2007, Ms. Wu was invited by the Argentinian composer Alicia Terzian and performed her violin concerto under the baton of Emir Saul with the Argentina National symphony orchestra.
In November 2005, Tiffany was invited as a soloist to participate in the ''Taiwan Symphonic Festival'', performing Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy and John Williams' Schindler's List under the baton of Erich Kunzel. Prior to the completion of Bachelor's degree in 2002, she was invited as a soloist to tour to China with the Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra, performed Shostakovich Violin Concerto No.1 at Shanghai Symphony Hall and Shenzhen Grand Theater, and received enthusiastic reviews from the Chinese press. In year 2003, Ms. Wu was invited to perform Arnold Schönberg's Chamber Symphony op.9 for 15 solo instruments in the audition for assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under the guidance of James Levine.
Ms. Wu has given recitals and chamber music concerts in Austria, Germany, Canada, England, Italy, north America, south America and Taiwan: She performed at the Banff international chamber music festival, Amici della Musica del Lago di Garda, the Contemporato Festival V with Italian guitar virtuoso Massimo Scattolin in Prato, Italy, Tigre Spring Festival with Aron Quartett in Argentina, the Fundación Encuentros Internacioles de Música Contemporanea in Buenos Aires, at the National Concert Hall, Taipei, the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage (D.C). In 2017, Tiffany was invited as the artist at the 10th KammerMusik Festival Schloss Laudon in Vienna, Austria, in the same year, Aron Quartett invited Ms. Wu as a guest at the ''Ahrenshoop KammerMusikTage'' in Germany, in collaboration with NDR.
Ms. Wu lives in Vienna, Austria, with her daughter and husband. She is the member of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, guest violinist in Orquestra de Cadaqués, Die Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, where she performs regularly under Sir Neville Marriner, Gianandrea Noseda, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jaime Martin, Heinrich Schiff and Joshua Weilerstein.
Ms. Wu is a founding member of the Korngold Ensemble Wien, she plays on a violin by G.F. Pressenda, 1827.