Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu

Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin and viola

Praised by Taiwan’s Liberty Times for “capturing the spirit of the music astonishingly”, violinist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu enjoys a versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Wu has collaborated in concert with artists as Teddy Abrahms, Gary Graffman, Kim Kashkashian, Ida Kavafian, Midori, Thomas Quasthoff, Yuja Wang, and members of the Alban Berg, Brentano, Cleveland, Guarneri, Miró, Orion, and Tokyo string quartets at prominent venues as the Kennedy Centery, Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and festivals as the La Jolla Summerfest, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Mainly Mozart, and the Marlboro Music Festival. She has also collaborated as a guest violist with the Dover Quartet, Formosa Quartet, Orion Quartet, and Trio Cavatina.

Among Ms. Wu’s many awards are the Milka Violin Artist Prize from the Curtis Institute of Music, and third prize at the International Violin Competition of David Oistrakh. She taught violin, chamber music, and string pedagogy as an adjunct professor at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California from 2010-2015, and has coached chamber music at the Encore School for Strings and Hotchkiss Summer Portals. She is currently the Artist in Residence of the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles.

Wu plays on a 1734 Domenico Montagnana violin, and a 1995 Hiroshi Iizuka generously loaned by Arnold Steinhardt.