Wilson Hsu, viola
WILSON HSU started playing violin at the age of three and a half. Last summer, he picked up the viola. Currently, he is a student at Brookline High School, studies violin and viola with Andrew Kohji Taylor, and plays in the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School which recently toured in in Iceland. Wilson was the first prize winner of the 2012 Brookline Concerto Competition. He received a gold medal for the MMEA Eastern District Solo and Ensemble Festival in 2013 and 2014, and was the second place winner of the 2014 Roman Totenberg String Competition. He has also performed Mahler’s Third Symphony with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall, and Tanglewood in 2013.
In addition to playing viola, Wilson also loves to sing and play the guitar. Wilson has also performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Tosca with the Boston Lyric Opera. In 2010, he was part of the PALS Children’s Chorus/Voices Boston with which he performed on From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley Show 221.
When he’s not playing music, Wilson plays basketball on his high school team, and enjoys learning new things.