Rose Hsien

Rose Hsien

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Biography

“…a ravishing tone and spotless intonation, Hsien’s playing had depth, myriad shades and that elusive element of fantasy to fill volumes. She is clearly a star in the making…”
The Strait Times

Taiwanese violinist Rose Hsien, currently based in London, is building a strong international reputation as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician through distinctive and unusually mature performances across Europe, Asia and the United States with orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Prague Philharmonic and the Russian Symphony Orchestra and in venues including Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw, Rudolfinum’s Dvorak Hall, the Barbican and Wigmore Hall.

A prize winner in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition, the 6th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, the International Debussy-competition at the Salzburg Mozarteum and the 2017 1st Berliner International Music Competition, Rose was recently invited personally by pianist Mitsuko Uchida to participate in the prestigious Marlboro Festival alongside such musicians as Leon Fleisher, violist Nobuko Imai, pianists Paul Lewis, Jonathan Biss and cellist Christoph Richter.

Engagements this season include a worldwide recital tour involving concerts in the UK, US, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore, with a particular highlight her debut ‘Blue Rose’ recital in Japan’s famous Suntory Hall.

Born in Taiwan, Rose moved to Singapore at 14, she was admitted to the Bachelor ‘s programme of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, studying with Prof Qian Zhou. She subsequently moved to London, to study with Prof, David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. At just 24 years of age, she is currently pursuing a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music. She plays on a 1764 Bergonzi violin, generously lent to her by the Rin Collection.