About this Artist
Taiwanese-American, Southern California-born violinist Michelle Tseng has performed as a soloist with the Torrance, Downey, Peninsula, South Coast, USC, and Rio Hondo symphonies. She has garnered numerous competition and scholarship prizes, receiving First Prize in the Senior Division of the ASTA 2011 National Finals Competition, and presented in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as a Grand Prize winner of the 2009 Los Angeles Spotlight Awards. As a freshman, she won the USC Concerto Competition, broadcasted on 91.5 FM Classical California KUSC’s Thornton Center Stage as a soloist with the USC Symphony. Tseng has performed in the New York String Orchestra Seminar and the inaugural Cambridge International String Academy (CISA) 2012 held at Trinity College, Cambridge, where she won the “Outstanding Prize.”
Tseng served as concertmaster in the CISA Orchestra, the USC Symphony, and the Juilliard Orchestra. She has been concertmaster with distinguished conductors such as David Robertson, Alan Gilbert, Jaap van Zweden, and Carl St.Clair, and at notable venues across the globe, including Walt Disney Concert Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and Sydney Opera House. Tseng has participated in master classes and studied with numerous artists, including the late Joseph Silverstein, Rodney Friend, Sylvia Rosenberg, Gyorgy Pauk, Almita and Roland Vamos, Boris Kuschnir, and Ida Haendel. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree magna cum laude under full scholarship from the USC Thornton School of Music, studying with Alice Shoenfeld, and earned her Master of Music degree at the Juilliard School, studying with Ida Kavafian. Tseng earned her Graduate Certificate at the USC Thornton School of Music, studying with Glenn Dicterow.