Kahilu Theatre Presents 2017 Van Cliburn Bronze Medalist Daniel Hsu March 10

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Winner of the bronze medal at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, pianist Daniel Hsu will perform at the Kahilu Theatre on Sunday, March 10 at 4 pm. Ticket info below.

The 21-year-old Hsu is characterized by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “poet…[with]an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions, and coaxes,” Daniel is increasingly recognized for his easy virtuosity and bold musicianship and is currently the Richard A. Doran Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he has studied with Gary Graffman, Robert McDonald, and Eleanor Sokoloff.

June 8, 2017. Daniel Hsu from the United States performs with the Brentano String Quartet on Thursday in the Final Round of The Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Ralph Lauer)

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Daniel Hsu began taking piano lessons at age 6 with Larisa Kagan. He made his concerto debut with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra at age 8, and his recital debut at the Steinway Society of the Bay Area at age 9, before being accepted into the Curtis Institute of Music at the age of 10, along with his two older siblings. Since then, he has made his debuts with the Philadelphia Orchestra (2016) and Carnegie Hall (2017) as part of the CAG Winners Series at Weill Recital Hall. He has appeared in recitals at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, and Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, as well as in concerts in Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Portland, and New York. With orchestra, Daniel has collaborated with the Tokyo, North Carolina, Grand Rapids, New Haven, and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, working with conductors Leonard Slatkin, Nicholas McGegan, Cristian Măcelaru, Ruth Reinhardt, and Marcelo Lehninger.

June 1, 2017. Dasol Kim from South Korea greets fans after his performance Thursday evening during his recital in the Semifinal round at The Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo Carolyn Cruz)

If You Go

Daniel Hsu will perform on Sunday, March 10 at 4 pm at the Kahilu Theatre. Tickets are $65/$45/$25 and can be purchased at kahilutheatre.org, (808) 885-6868 or at the Kahilu Theatre Box Office located at 67-1186 Lindsey Road, Kamuela. Students under the age of 18 have free admittance to our classical series when accompanied by a ticket holding adult.

 

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