Le Salon de Musiques – Chamber Music in San Diego, La Jolla – Chamber Music Series

Sheng-Ching Hsu

A firm believer in the power of music, Sheng-Ching Hsu created “S-C Sidewalk Performance” where she brought weekly 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 and EliteGen Magazine in Toronto, Canada. Her story was also made into a documentary by “Aria’s Lens” in China. A native of Taiwan, Sheng-Ching was six years old when she made her first public appearance as both violinist and pianist at the National Cheng- Kung University, Taiwan. She has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts,Lincoln Center Stage on Holland America Line, Walt Disney Hall, Teatro Municipal de Santiago

(Chile), Remonstrantse Kerk in Alkmaar (The Netherlands), Théâtre de l’Île- Saint-Louis (Paris), and National Recital Hall (Taiwan), among others.

Sheng-Ching plays with Delirium Musicum, Concerts for Hope, New Asia Chamber Music Society, as well as Concerts on the Slope, in which many of her performances were featured on WWFM Classical, NY. She is a member of California Symphony and New West Symphony, and serves as guest principal 2nd violin of St. Matthew’s Chamber Orchestra, as well as Los Angeles Virtuosi 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. Sheng-Ching enjoys discovering new techniques and sound that she has worked with many living composers, including recent recording of two works by Robert Sirota for commercial release. Her interest in the impact of music on motion picture led

Sheng-Ching to perform in the debut of “BBC Frozen Planet Live,” scored by award-winning composer George Fenton.

Sheng-Ching serves as a faculty at California State University – Long Beach, as well as Colburn Community School of Performing Arts. Sheng-Ching is also a sought-after music arranger. Her latest commissions include the National Anthem for the New York Knicks’ Lunar New Year Game in Madison Square Garden. She arranges a wide variety of music, and has worked with ensembles such as the New Asia Chamber Music Society, the Amphion String Quartet, the Lincoln Center Stage Quintet and the Manhattan Symphonie Orchestra. In addition, her arrangements have been performed at New York Fashion Week, Times Square Flash Mob, and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.

Sheng-Ching earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook University, Master of Music from The Juilliard School, and Bachelor of Music from the Mannes School
of Music. Her major teachers include Catherine Cho, Christina Khimm, Itzhak Perlman, Aaron Rosand, and Philip Setzer. Sheng-Ching’s instruments were generously sponsored by CHIMEI foundation in Taiwan throughout her studies. (www.shengchinghsu.com)