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Ming-Feng Hsin


Ming-Feng Hsin has enjoyed a unique and rich journey as a musician.  He has lived through roles as a child prodigy, soloist, chamber musician, orchestra musician, and conductor

At age 13, Ming Feng Hsin was discovered by his mentor Lord Menuhin with whom he has performed throughout Great Britain.  He was featured as a soloist performing for President Ford and Queen Elizabeth in Washington D.C. during America's bicentennial celebrations.  At 15, Ming was hailed by the Scotsman as “destined to be one of the giants of the next generation” after winning the first prize at the Glasgow International Violin Competition.   After coming to study with Ivan Galamian at the Curtis Institute, Ming continued his solo career and won prizes in numerous international competitions until at age 22, a hand injury interrupted his violin dreams.  It was then he decided to pursue a conducting career. He received a degree in conducting from the Juilliard School, and in 1990, Ming became the Music Director of the South Shore Symphony of Long Island, while also conducting orchestras throughout the US and Taiwan.  

In 1994, despite not being a violinist for 10 years, Ming won a first violin position at the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and began his 24-year tenure there.  Ming retired from the Met in 2018, now he devotes more time to playing solo and chamber music concerts, and working with many youth and college orchestras, as well as professional groups in New York, China and Taiwan. In 2021, Ming joined the violin faculty at the Mannes School of Music

Ming-Feng Hsin

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