Van Cliburn bronze medalist to open Music Club concert series
A performance by Daniel Hsu, a bronze medalist at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, will open the Fredericksburg Music Club’s 2017-2018 season on Sunday, Sept. 17.
Slated to begin at 3 p.m., the concert will be held in the sanctuary of the Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 North Llano Street.
The concert is the first of eight performances scheduled this season by the FMC.
Characterized by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “poet … [with] an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions and coaxes,” 20-year-old American pianist Hsu captured the bronze medal and prizes for best performance of both the commissioned work and chamber music at Fort Worth.
Also a 2016 Gilmore Young Artist, first-prize winner of the 2015 CAG Victor Elmaleh Competition and bronze medalist of the 2015 Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, he is increasingly recognized for his easy virtuosity and bold musicianship, said a spokesman.
The 2017–2018 season will launch with the release of his first solo album by Decca Gold and continue with recital and concerto tours across the United States.
Recent highlights include his Philadelphia Orchestra debut in 2016 and his Carnegie Hall debut in 2017 as part of the CAG Winners Series at Weill Recital Hall.
Hsu has also appeared in recitals at the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival as well as in concerts in Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.
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