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Daniel Hsu


May 15, 2016

3:00 PM at
Stamford United Methodist Church
88 Main St, Stamford NY Calendar General Info Contact FoM Donate Founders & VIPs Concert Archive

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First Prize, 2015 Concert Artists Guild
Victor Elmaleh Competition

Characterized by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “poet…[with] an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions, and coaxes,” eighteen-year-old Daniel Hsu—a 2016 Gilmore Young Artist—is a fast-rising pianist who was recently named the First Prize winner at the 2015 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition. He has earned top prizes in numerous other competitions, most recently the Bronze medal at the 9th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, and first prize at the San Jose International Piano Competition, Pacific Musical Society Piano Competition and San Francisco Chopin Competition.

Upcoming recitals include the May 2016 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Festival Napa Valley, Trust Performing Arts Center in Lancaster, PA, Keneseth Israel, the Curtis Institute of Music, and Daniel’s New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in spring 2017. Recent recital highlights include performances in Japan at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and ACT City Hamamatsu’s Concert and Main Halls. WHYY’s On Stage at Curtis public radio and television program will also feature some of Daniel’s recent performances at Curtis, including a highly acclaimed performance of the last three Beethoven piano sonatas with siblings Ashley and Andrew. Daniel’s performance of the Sonata, Op. 110, led the Philadelphia Inquirer to say: “He has great personality” and that “…he peered into corners of drama and impetuousness with his bright, large sound.”

Featured concerto performances include the Lansing Symphony Orchestra at the Wharton Center (also as part of the 2016 Gilmore Festival), and in 2016-17 with the Grand Rapids Symphony and the New Haven Symphony. He also recently was a featured soloist with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and in the US he has appeared with the El Camino Youth Symphony, Fremont Symphony Orchestra and Golden Gate Philharmonic.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Daniel Hsu is the Richard A. Doran Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Gary Graffman and Eleanor Sokoloff for the past eight years, and he is also a recipient of a Williamson Foundation for Music Grant in 2015. He began his studies at the age of six with Larisa Kagan and also studied with Hans Boepple, Erna Gulabyan and Olya Katsman before being accepted into Curtis at the age of ten. In addition to his musical endeavors, Daniel enjoys computers and programming. One of his many projects include contributing to Workflow, a recipient of the 2015 Apple Design Award, which has been praised not only for its design and technical innovation and creativity, but also for improving the experience of using mobile devices for visually impaired users.


May 15, 2016

Daniel Hsu


Franz Schubert
Impromptu in F Minor, D. 935, No. 1

Franz Schubert
Impromptu in G-flat Major, D. 899, No. 3

Franz Liszt
Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude from
the Harmonies poetiques et religieuses


Modest Mussorgsky
Pictures at an Exhibition

Program subject to change.

Daniel Hsu is a winner of the
Concert Artists Guild International Competition
and appears by special arrangement with CAG.

Visit his Web site at to read more about the artist and to hear samples of his work.

Admission is at the door by suggested donation of $12 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and students and anyone under 13 years of age is admitted at no charge. For complete details see our General Information page.

Thank you to all of our donors and especially to the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation for your generous support which makes this concert possible.

Please note: Due to an unforeseen medical procedure, the Founder's Day Concert originally planned for this date has been rescheduled on December 4.

Photo of pianist Daniel Hsu at the piano.

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