Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Chopin
The South Shore Symphony Classical Music Season Opener
The Mendelssohn Violin Concerto is considered one of the most beautiful works ever written for violin and the orchestra. Our soloist, Ming-Feng Hsin, began his violin studies at the age of six in his native Tainan, Taiwan. At age twelve, he was awarded the first prize in the Cathay Pacific Airlines Violin Competition.
As part of the prize, he was invited to attend the Hong Kong Music Festival, where Yehudi Menuhin heard him and brought him to England to study at his school. Mr. Hsin’s solo career began when he won the Glasgow International Violin Competition at the age of fifteen. He recently retired after 24 years of service as first violinist in the Met Opera Orchestra.