Yvonne Hsueh, a native of Los Angeles, is currently the concertmaster of the Newport Symphony, Principal Second Violin with the Oregon Mozart Players, and member of the Eugene Symphony. During the summers, she performs with Soundwaves Music Festival, Chintimini Festival, the New Hampshire Music Festival, and the Sunriver Music Festival. She performs regularly as soloist, chamber musician and recitalist on modern violin as well as baroque violin.
This 2009/2010 season, she will appear in Reedsport, Florence, Yachats, Salem, Eugene, La Grande, Monmouth, Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, and in Natchez, Mississippi. As a soloist, Ms. Hsueh has appeared with the Oregon Mozart Players, the Oregon Coast Chamber Orchestra, Western Oregon Symphony, Mt View Symphony, Newport Symphony, Lane Chamber Orchestra, Northwest Bach Ensemble, Pfaff Ensemble, Eugene Community Orchestra, and Simi Valley Orchestra.
Ms. Hsueh is on the faculties of Western Oregon University and Lane Community College. She is a successful pedagogue coaching and teaching rank beginners to competition winners.
She frequently serves as Acting Concertmaster of regional orchestras from the Rogue Valley to the Portland area, and recently co-founded Quartet Americano (String Quartet) – dedicated to exploration, education, and fine performances of American music of both classical and vernacular idioms. She performs on a violin made by Gregg Alf.
Additionally, she is an avid alpine skier and certified instructor. She also enjoys, cycling, going to the gym, running, swimming, hiking, and rafting.
Ms. Hsueh received her B.M. and M.M. degrees in Violin Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oregon. Her early training was at the Colburn School of Music; later studies included: California State University – Northridge, and Meadowmount School of Music, New York.