The Gilmore

2016 Gilmore Young Artist Daniel Hsu performs Beethoven’s Third Concerto with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra to conclude the Orchestra’s 2015-16 season.

Daniel Hsu, characterized by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “poet with an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions and coaxes,” is the 18-year-old younger brother of 2014 Gilmore Young Artist Andrew Hsu. He has taken first prize in the San Jose International Piano Competition, the MTAC All-State Concerto Competition, the Pacific Musical Society Piano Competition and several others. Read an interview with Daniel.


BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

Daniel Hsu

Daniel Hsu

Characterized by the Philadelphia Inquirer as a “poet…[with] an expressive edge to his playing that charms, questions, and coaxes”, eighteen-year-old Daniel Hsu is a rising pianist who was recently named a 2016 Gilmore Young Artist. He has taken first prize in many competitions, including the San Jose International Piano Competition, MTAC All-State Concerto Competition, Pacific Musical Society Piano Competition, San Francisco Chopin Competition, Menuhin-Dowling Young Artist Competition and CAPMT Bartok Contemporary Music Competition. He has also performed with numerous orchestras in the United States, including the El Camino Youth Symphony, Fremont Symphony Orchestra and Golden Gate Philharmonic. He was a recipient of a Williamson Foundation for Music Grant in 2015.

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Daniel is the Richard A. Doran Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Gary Graffman and Eleanor Sokoloff for the past eight years. He began his studies at the age of six with Larisa Kagan and also studied with Hans Boepple, Erna Gulabyan and Olya Katsman before being accepted into Curtis at the age of ten. In addition to his musical endeavors, Daniel enjoys computers and programming. One of his many projects include contributing to Workflow, a recipient of the 2015 Apple Design Award, which has been praised not only for its design and technical innovation and creativity, but also for improving the experience of using mobile devices for visually impaired users.