Amanda Yi Chen Hsueh

Violin, Piano Teacher

Amanda Yi Chen Hsueh

SAA Member

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Burnaby, BC
778-385-0058
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Amanda Yi-Chen Hsueh, Violin

A native of Taiwan, Amanda began her studies in piano at age 4 and violin at age 5. After her immigration to Canada in 1995, she furthered her studies with Don Lam (Julliard), Nancy Dinovo (Boston Symphony) and Andrew Dawes (Tokyo String Quartet) in Vancouver.

In Canada, Amanda was a top prize winner in many musical competitions such as the The Music Man
Piano Festival, Clef Society Annual Music Scholarship and CDMF Performing Arts Festival . Also as an active orchestra musician, she was the assistant concert master with the VYSO Intermediate and Senior Orchestras, touring Russia, Holland and England .

After being accepted into UBC for two year receiving the “Marice Taylor Music Scholarship”, she was blessed to have the opportunity to pursue her musical training in Germany with full-scholarship status at Essen Folkwang Hoschule, studying with Prof. Pieter Daniel(Julliard) and Prof.Jacek Klimkiewicz (Concert Master of National Symphony Orchestra of Warsaw) Stewart Eaton(Auyrn Quartet), and Andreas Reiner(Rosamunde Quartet).

Upon receiving her Master of Music Degree in Violin Performace in 2007, she was assigned as the principle of second violin at the Nettetaler Kammerensemble and formed the Mendelssohn Piano Trio with pianist Ji-Yeon Kang and cellist Marc Renau Meier. Both ensembles toured extensively in Germany including appearances at the Internationale Sommerakademie Schloss Heiligenberg.

After returning home to Vancouver in 2008, Amanda is delighted to inspire and fully engage herself with young musicians both at the Long&McQuade Music Education Centre as well as at her home studio in Burnaby. A dedicated teacher with a strong interest in chamber music, Amanda involves her students in collaborative work whenever feasible. Her students are frequent winners at local music festivals and high mark achievers at Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations. When she is not playing the violin or the piano, she enjoys hiking, photography and cooking for family and friends.