Dr. Yunghsuan Lo is a highly versatile violinist with a rich and diverse musical career. Her exceptional skills have allowed her to excel as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra player. Her performances have graced stages in various parts of the world, including the U.S., Germany, China, Colombia and her native Taiwan.
In 2020, Yunghsuan achieved a significant milestone by securing a position within the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, where she currently holds a prominent role. Additionally, she frequently collaborates with other esteemed orchestras such as the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, Flint Symphony Orchestra, and Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.
Yunghsuan's remarkable talent garnered international recognition in 2019 when she emerged as the first prize winner at the American Protege International Piano and Strings Competition. This achievement provided her with the exceptional opportunity to showcase her skills at the renowned Carnegie Hall in New York. Her prowess in the field continued to shine in 2021, as she claimed first prize at the New York Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition.
As a soloist, Yunghsuan has captivated audiences with her performances of notable pieces like Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending" and Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons-Spring Violin Concerto" at the prestigious Taipei Zhongshan Hall. Her dedication to her craft earned her a spot in the esteemed Taiwan Connection Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of the renowned Nai-Yuan Hu. This experience allowed her to collaborate and perform alongside accomplished musicians across Taiwan.
In the realm of chamber music, Yunghsuan has shared the stage with esteemed artists such as Nai-Yuan Hu, Dmitri Berlinsky, Suren Bagratuni, Richard Sherman, Chen-Yu Huang, Tao-Chang Yu, Domenic Salerni, and the Dali String Quartet. She has also been an integral member of groups like the International Chamber Soloists and Camerata Michigan, showcasing her exceptional collaborative skills. Notably, she has performed alongside cellist Suren Bagratuni.
Yunghsuan's dedication to education and mentorship is equally impressive. Her passion for nurturing young talents and sharing her profound musical knowledge is evident in her role as an experienced violin instructor. She has even been invited as a guest artist at Bard Music Colombia, where she collaborated with both faculty members and students.
Yunghsuan's impressive academic achievements further solidify her standing in the musical world. She earned her Master of Music degree in Violin Performance from the esteemed University of Taipei. Her pursuit of excellence continued as she earned her Doctoral of Music degree in Violin Performance from Michigan State University. Throughout her academic journey, she had the privilege of studying under the guidance of accomplished mentors such as Tao-Chang Yu, Dmitri Berlinsky, Amy Oshiro-Morales, and Chiu-Sen Chen.
Yunghsuan's performances are elevated by the exquisite sound of her instrument—an antique violin crafted by Candi Cesare around 1932. This exceptional instrument is proudly sponsored by the Chimei Museum Violin Collection, adding a unique dimension to Yunghsuan's captivating musical presence.