Middays in May: Jennifer Hsiao

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

Old West's new lunchtime series, featuring local student organists, concludes with a performance by Boston Organ Studio member and organist of Old West Church, Jennifer Hsiao


BRUHNS: Praeludium in G Major

VIERNE: Naïades

MESSIAEN: Transports de joie (L'Ascension)

DUPRÉ: Variations sur un Noël


Jennifer Hsiao was recently appointed organist at Old West Church, Boston, where she plays the weekly services. Her organ studies have been with Eric Plutz at Princeton, Chelsea Chen at Yale, and now with Christian Lane at Harvard.  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 several orchestras including the Princeton University Orchestra, Hartford Symphony, Farmington Valley Symphony Orchestra, Connecticut Youth Symphony, 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. While at Princeton, she was first violin of the Princeton University String Quartet and concertmaster of the Princeton University Orchestra.

Jennifer holds an A.B. in Chemistry and certificates in Latin and Music Performance from Princeton and a Masters of Music Performance (violin) from the Yale School of Music. She is now a PhD candidate in Biological and Biomedical Sciences at Harvard, where she also serves as concertmaster of the Dudley Orchestra and Resident Music Tutor at Dunster House.