Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Summer FREE Concert @ NEC 2022
at New England Conservatory,
Boston, Massachusetts

 August 11 - 27, 2022

All concerts Admission Free, suggested donation $10 at door
Age 6 and under not admitted



Friday, August 12, 2022, 7:30 pm
NEC's Williams Hall

Rose Hsien 冼柔, violin
Andrew Hsu
徐鴻, piano


Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Four Pieces from the Music to Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, Op. 11
The Maiden in the Bridal Chamber
Dogberry and Verses: The March of the Watch
Scene in the Garden
Masquerade: Hornpipe

César Franck
Violin Sonata in A major
Allegretto ben moderato
Ben moderato: Recitativo-Fantasia
Allegretto poco mosso

~ intermission ~

Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
Schön Rosmarin

Johannes Brahms
(arr. Jascha Heifetz)

Ede Poldini
(arr. Fritz Kreisler)
Poupée valsante (Dancing Doll)

Fritz Kreisler
Marche miniature viennoise

Christoph Willibald Gluck
(arr. Fritz Kreisler)
Mélodie from Orphée et Eurydice

Fritz Kreisler

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Melodie, Op. 42, No. 3

Claude Debussy
(arr. Jascha Heifetz)
Beau soir

Cécile Chaminade
(arr. Fritz Kreisler)
Sérénade espagnole, Op. 150

Maurice Ravel

Admission Free, suggested donation $10 at door.
Age 6 and under not admitted.

Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln, Massachusetts



event photos: Xiaopei Xu and Chi Wei Lo

Rose Hsien
冼柔, violin
"...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 Straits Times

Taiwanese violinist Rose Hsien (
冼柔), currently based in London, is building a strong international reputation as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician through distinctive and unusually mature performances. She has performed 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 the Wigmore Hall. Recently she gave a recital tour involving concerts around the world which included her Tokyo debut at the Suntory Hall in Japan.

She was a prize winner/finalist 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. This summer, Rose got invited back again to participate in the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival.

Born in Taiwan, Rose moved to Singapore at 14 years of age, where she was admitted to the Bachelor's programme at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, studying with Qian Zhou. She subsequently moved to London to study with David Takeno at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music. She plays on a Bergonzi violin, generously lent to her by the Rin Collection.
Andrew Hsu 徐鴻, piano
Andrew Hsu (徐鴻) is a Chinese-American composer and pianist based in New York City. The range and versatility of his musical pursuits range from the classical canon to modern masterworks and contemporary experimentalism. His music probes the imagination, searching for a distinct sense of colour and timelessness within a delicate sonic palette.

Hsu’s compositions have earned international acclaim from performances across Europe and the USA—notably Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Die Glocke, and Konzerthaus Berlin. As a performer, Hsu has been associated with the Battle Creek, Castro Valley, Lansing, Louisville, and Oakland Symphony Orchestras; ensembles Cantata Profana, Metropolis, New Fromm Players, New Juilliard, and Sejong Soloists; and Aspen Music Festival, Caramoor, Chamber Music Northwest, Concert Artists Guild, Conservatoire américain de Fontainebleau, Curtis on Tour, Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts, Gilmore Keyboard Festival and Rising Star Series, King’s Lynn Festival, Marlboro Music, Ravinia, Tanglewood, and WQXR. Hsu’s list of honours include a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, ASCAP Morton Gould Award, Aspen Music Festival’s Hermitage Prize, BMI’s William Schuman Prize, and Gilmore Keyboard Festival’s Young Artist Award.

Hsu is a graduate of the Curtis Institute and Juilliard, where he completed his doctorate; as a student, he held the Kovner, Rising Star Annual, and C. V. Starr Doctoral Fellowships. His teachers included pianists Gary Graffman and Eleanor Sokoloff, and composers Samuel Adler, Richard Danielpour, David Serkin Ludwig, Matthias Pintscher and Steven Stucky.

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Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts

Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln,  Massachusetts