Hailed an “exquisitely subtle pianist” by The New York Times, Iris Hsu, a native of California, is a prizewinner of the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, Pacific Musical Society Competition, and Ross McKee Piano Competition, among others, as well as a scholarship recipient of the Lime Kiln Foundation and California Bay Area Steinway Society. As an active soloist and collaborator, she has given performances throughout the United States, Canada, Holland, Italy, and Spain. This summer, she joins the collaborative faculty at the Heifetz International Music Institute in Virginia and the Conservatory Audition Workshop in Vermont.
Ms. Hsu received her Bachelor of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky. Subsequently, she received her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School, where she studied with Matti Raekallio and was awarded a teaching fellowship to serve as faculty in the piano minor department. She continues her studies at Peabody with Boris Slutsky as a candidatein the Doctor of Musical Arts program in piano performance, and currently resides in Boston, where she maintains a private piano studio while serving as staff pianist at the New England Conservatory of Music.
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