Violinist Luke Hsu Awarded $25,000 Houston Symphony Prize

The Houston Symphony has today announced violinist Luke Hsu as the 1st prize winner of the annual Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition.

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Luke Hsu Violin

The Houston Symphony Orchestra has today announced 25 year old American violinist, Luke Hsu as the 1st prize winner of the 41st annual Houston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition.

A graduate of the Rice University Shepherd School of Music and the New England Conservatory, where he studied with respected pedagogue Cho-Liang Lin and Donald Weilerstein, Luke will receive $25,000 and a solo engagement with the Houston Symphony.

In addition, Luke was awarded the Hermann Shoss Audience Choice Award and The Robert and Nancy Peiser Award for Artistic Encouragement prize.

The $10,000 2nd prize was awarded to 24 year old American cellist, Christine Lee – and 3rd place to 24 year old Chinese pianist, Brian Hin.

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