Video: Luke Hsu in 2016, during his second year as a Graduate Diploma student at NEC, performing Lalo's Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 21 with NEC Philharmonia.
Hsu joins a lineage of previous NEC violinists who have placed at the esteemed competition.
In 2014, Tessa Lark ’11, ’12 MM won the Silver Medal, while Dami Kim ’10, ’12 MM, ’13 GD took Fourth Place and Yoo Jin Jang ’12 MM, ‘13 GD, ‘15 AD took Fifth out of the field of six finalists.
NEC faculty member Soovin Kim also took third prize in 2002.
Hsu's previous competition wins include Second Prize at the Second Prize at the 2017 Michael Hill Competition, Third Prize at the 2016 Carl Nielsen International Violin Competition, Fourth Prize at the 2016 Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, and First Prize in the The Houston Symphony's 2016 Ima Hogg Competition.