Delaware County Symphony Features Guest Soloist Beatrice Hsieh Performing Brahms Violin Concerto

Sunday, May 5, 2013 - 3:00pm - 5:15pm
One Neumann Drive, Meagher Theatre -- Neumann University
Aston, PA 19114
United States

The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) will present the final full symphonic concert of the 2012-2013 season at 3:00 pm on Sunday May 5, 2013 in the Meagher Theatre of the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center at Neumann University Aston. The concert features guest soloist Ms. Beatrice Hsieh performing the challenging and ever popular Violin Concerto in D Major by Johannes Brahms.

Violinist Beatrice Hsieh is the winner of the DCS 43 Youth Concerto Competition and is a recipient of the Dorothy Richard Starling Scholarship at Temple Music Prep and the Advanced Study Scholarship at Settlement Music School. She is concertmaster of the Temple Music Prep Youth Chamber Orchestra and a violinist in the Gail W. Snitzer String Quartet. As a chamber musician and as a soloist, she has been featured at various esteemed venues, including: the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, the Philadelphia Academy of the Fine Arts, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Union League of Philadelphia performing for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, Philadelphia City Hall performing for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, and Steinway Hall.

As the winner of their young artist competitions, Beatrice has performed as soloist with the North Penn, Warminster, Ambler, and Old York Road Symphony Orchestras. She has also soloed with the Olney Symphony Orchestra and the Temple Music Prep Youth Chamber Orchestra. In addition to her performance activities, Beatrice has played in several master classes for distinguished artists, such as Pamela Frank, Jennifer Koh, the Emerson Quartet, the Orion Quartet, the Johannes Quartet, the Miami String Quartet, Leon Bates, and James Dunham.

Beatrice, age 16, is a junior at North Penn High School. She has been studying the violin since the age of 6 and currently studies with Helen Kwalwasser. Beatrice has also been studying the piano since she was 4½ years old. On the piano, she has been named a winner of several competitions, including the Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association Junior Competition, MTNA Junior Competition – Eastern Division, West Chester University Pre-Collegiate National Piano Competition, and International Rosalyn Tureck Bach Competition for Young Pianists.

The concert will also include the world premiere of The River in the Tree by DCS Composer In Residence David Carpenter and The Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi. Program commentary will be provided by Jeremy Gill, Music Director of the DCS. All are invited to a free pre-concert conversation on the program entitled, “The Evocative Imagery of Musical Genius” by Dr. Michael Kelly from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm. in the McNichol Room.


  • General public -- $15
  • Seniors and students -- $12
  • Children age 12 and under with each paying adult -- Free

There is ample free parking and the center is handicapped accessible. For information call (610) 879 - 7059 or visit

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture