Professor of Violin
Violinist Linda Hsu maintains an active performance schedule as a soloist, concertmaster, chamber and orchestral musician. Her numerous performances worldwide include New York Debut Recital at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, recitals at the National Taiwan Recital Hall in Taipei, and performances in Korea, China, Costa Rica, Germany and Austria. She has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, the Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra, the Greece Symphony Orchestra of New York, the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra in Michigan, the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra and the Conway Symphony Orchestra in Arkansas, where she currently holds the concertmaster position. In the past, Ms. Hsu has collaborated with distinguished artists such as Malcolm Bilson and the Ying Quartet in chamber music. A champion of contemporary music, she has premiered works by Mei-Chun Chen and Michael Sidney Timpson.
Ms. Hsu has a Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University, and Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Eastman School of Music. She has been greatly influenced by her violin teachers, which include Nien-Fu Liao, Albert Markov, Catherine Tait, and Jeremy Zhu. Having joined the faculty of the University of Central Arkansas in 1996, she is currently a Full Professor of Violin and Chamber Music where she imparts her skills and knowledge on many new musicians through musical instruction and programs. A dedicated educator, she has served as State President for the American String Teachers Association, and currently serves as Professional Development Chair. She has presented at the American String Teachers Association National Conference, the Arkansas Music Educators Association Conference, and the Arkansas All-State Music Conference. Ms. Hsu is also a sought after adjudicator for music competitions in Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.