Meet the Winners of the 2015 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition
Meet the Winners of the 2015 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition!
Daniel Hsu, piano (first prize)
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 is an emerging pianist who was recently named a 2016 Gilmore Young Artist. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Daniel has been studying with Gary Graffman and Eleanor Sokoloff at the Curtis Institute of Music for the past eight years. In addition to his musical endeavors, he enjoys long walks, computers, and programming with friends.
Hailed by critics as “thoughtful, impressive musicians” (Cleveland Classical), the Verona Quartet, formed in 2013, was in residence at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music until September 2015 and is now Graduate Resident Quartet at The Juilliard School. Prizes include the Silver Medal and ProQuartet-CEMC Prize at the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, Bronze Medal at the 7th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition, Silver Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Grand Prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition, and Bronze Medal at the 8th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition. The ensemble has performed at the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Beethoven-Haus, Melbourne Recital Centre, and on NPR and PBS. The Quartet has upcoming concerts at Alice Tully Hall, the La Jolla SummerFest, and Schneider Concerts.