Born in 1976 Taipei/Taiwan, Ms Hsiao Yu-Pei was awarded as the viola championship of southern district Taipei and the first runner up of viola competition of Taiwan. After the graduation of HSNU (The Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan University) was selected and enrolled by the Musikhochschule Cologne (Germany) guiding by Prof. Matthias Buchholz. In the early Summer of 2001, she was awarded both degree as the Viola Diploma and the Konzertexamen of Germany, which was the highest standard and recognition in viola filed. During the study, she was quite often invited to attend the lessons with the ALBEN BERG QUARTETT(ABQ) and also attended many Summer Forums of viola master classes in Europe.
In 1997, while studying in Germany, she was again awarded by the private foundation”STIFTUNG HELGA UND PAUL HOHNEN”the second runner of the viola competition. In August 2000, was elected as the final round competition of solo viola ARD Müchen. Owing to the excellent performance in the Gubbio Festival of Italy, which was appreciated by the Viola Master Mastro Bruno Giuranna, was therefore guided in the forum of string music academy”Walter Stauffer Fondazione” for the advanced study in Cremona. Back to Taiwan in the early Summer of 2002, Miss Hsiao incorporated various kinds of chamber ensemble, solo concerts, orchester sommer camp training and teaching. Meanwhile, as string coach guiding the chamber music classes Piano Quintet of the junior high school/East Taiwan and won the excellent performance as First Prize in the chamber music competition. In 2020, she will tour Beethoven's five String Trio and sixteen String Quartet throughout Taiwan.
Today, Miss Hsiao is as the viola principal Evergreen Symphony Orchester, adjunct associate professor of University of Taipei and Soochow University.
Faculty : Viola, Chamber, Orchester excerpts