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Hsuan-Jun Wang

Concert Violinist

Dr. Hsuan-Ju Wang is a violinist currently residing in Taiwan. She is engaged in violin instruction, substitute teaching for elementary music classes, sectional coaching for school orchestras, and other music education activities, as well as orchestra and chamber music performances. In 2023, she formed the “Hsu-Yueh Trio” with cellist Ko-Hsin Chang and pianist Ya-Wen Wang. In January 2024, they were invited to perform at the Auditorium of Taipei City Arts Promotion Office in Taipei, Taiwan, receiving high praise. Recently, they have been devoted to promoting family-friendly concerts, combining storytelling with music to make it easier for children to engage with classical music. 

Before moving to Taiwan in 2022, Hsuan-Ju Wang lived in the Seattle area for nine years. During this time, she served as Associate Concertmaster in the Northwest Sinfonietta from 2013 to 2022 and as Associate Concertmaster in the Northwest Symphony from 2016 to 2022. Additionally, she worked as a violin and viola instructor at the Happy Minds School of Music. In 2016, she was appointed as the Program Director of the Music Matters Foundation, which has been organizing music events and providing supportive music education for the community over the years. In her career, Hsuan-Ju served as Associate Concertmaster of the Northwest Sinfonietta from 2013 to 2022, Associate Concertmaster of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra from 2016 to 2022, Concertmaster of the Texas Music Festival Orchestra in 2011 and 2012, Concertmaster of the Purely Professional Orchestra from 2005 to 2006, and Section first violinist of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra and Sinfonia da Camera in Illinois from 2011 to 2013. Hsuan-Ju Wang achieved second place in the National Taiwan Normal University Concerto Competition for Strings in 2005.

In 2006, she received an Excellence Award in both the Violin and Viola categories of the Hsing Tian Kong competition, and the “String String Quartet,” of which she was a member, received an Excellence Award in the Hsing Tian Kong Chamber Music Competition. In 2008, she won the Mannes School of Music Concerto Competition for Strings and advanced to the final round, which was not divided by instrument. Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Hsuan-Ju began learning piano at the age of four and started studying the violin at eight. She received her early violin training from Shu-Mu Wu, followed by guidance from Chao-Chuan Chen, Shu-Te Lee, and Zheng Tan.

Hsuan-Ju Wang graduated from the Department of Music at the National Taiwan Normal University, studying under Professor C. Nanette Chen. In 2007, she was awarded a scholarship to pursue a Master's degree at the Mannes College of Music in New York, studying with Dr. Chin Kim. In 2009, she received a full scholarship to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, studying under Sigurbjorn Bernhardsson. 

Hsuan-Jun Wang
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