Summer Series: Jennifer Hsiao

  • Old West Church 131 Cambridge Street Boston, MA, 02114 United States

Jennifer Hsiao opens the 2016 Summer Series on Tuesday, July 5. 

Jennifer Hsiao was recently appointed as Organist at Old West Church in Boston, MA, where she plays at weekly services. She began her organ studies with Eric Plutz at Princeton University and continued them at the Yale School of Music with Chelsea Chen. She has continued her studies at Harvard with Christian Lane. She has played in recitals in the Boston area and has performed as a guest organist with the Bay Colony Brass.

Jennifer is also a pianist and violinist. She has won numerous competitions and has performed concerti as both a piano and violin soloist with numer- ous orchestras including the Princeton University Orchestra, Hartford Sym- phony, Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Youth Sym- phony, and Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra. As a pianist she has studied with Margreet Francis, Jennifer Tao, Abbey Simon, and Peter Frankl. She began her violin studies with Teri Einfeldt, continuing with Brian Lewis and Dorothy DeLay. As an undergraduate at Princeton, she was the first violinist of the Princeton University String Quartet and con- certmaster of the Princeton University Orchestra; there she studied with Anna Lim, Stephen Clapp at the Juilliard School, and Philip Setzer of the Emerson String Quartet. At the Yale School of Music, she studied with AniKavafian.

Jennifer graduated from Princeton in 2007 with an A.B. degree in Chemistry and certificates in Latin and Musical Performance. In 2009, she graduated from the Yale School of Music with a Masters in Music Performance in violin. She is now a PhD student in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Harvard University, where she also serves as concertmaster of the Dudley Orchestra and Resident Music Tutor at Dunster House.