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Singapore Violin Festival 2017: Festival Opening Recital

  • Conservatory Concert Hall (map)


Born in Taipei,Taiwan, Yu-Chien Tseng just turned eighteen during his first recording project. He began to play the violin at the age of five and performed as a soloist with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra at the age of six. He won the third prize of the Menuhin Competition (junior division) in 2006, and in 2008 entered the Curtis Institute of Music (US) where he is currently studying with Ida Kavafian. He had studied with Po-Shan Lin, Ying-Liang Shen, I-Ching Li, and C. Nanette Chen in Taiwan.

Yu-Chien is a prizewinner of several international competitions: the Queen Elisabeth Competition (2012) in Belgium (fifth prize and Klara and Musiq’3 audience awards), the Isang Yun International Violin Competition (2011) in Korea (first prize, and best interpretation prize for works by Isang Yun), the 14th International Tchaikovsky Competition (jury discretionary award), the 53rd Premio Paganini International Violin Competition (2010) in Italy (prize for the best performance of the Paganini concerto), the 10th Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition (2009) in Spain (first prize, best performance prize for works by Sarasate – he was the youngest first prizewinner ever in the history of this competition).

Yu-Chien is developing a promising career as a soloist. He has played with orchestras such as the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Belgium, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, and the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie. He has also been invited to give solo recitals in Taiwan, Spain, Belgium, and the United States. His first CD release is the French violin sonatas (Franck, Ravel and Debussy) on Fuga Libera Label.

The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music is proud to be a venue partner for the Singapore Violin Festival. 

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Piano Jury