Lucinda Chiu – Violin

Lucinda Chiu – Violin

Los-Angeles based violinist Lucinda Chiu has appeared around the world as a recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician.  In 2017 she was appointed as a first violinist of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra by maestro James Conlon.

An avid chamber musician, Lucinda has performed with Cho-Liang Lin, Henry Gronnier, former concertmaster of Minnesota Orchestra Jorja Fleezanis, and Michael Kannen of the Brentano String Quartet.  She was featured as a violinist of the resident string quartet at the Madeline Chamber Music Festival, later invited to perform at the Schubert Club Courtroom Series in Minnesota.  Previously, she toured Mediterranean Europe, Mexico and Central America with the resident piano quintet on Holland America Line through its partnership with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Lucinda is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and Rice University, where she studied with Keng-Yuen Tseng, Soovin Kim, Violaine Melancon, and world-renown soloist Cho-Liang Lin.  Her training includes fellowships at the Music Academy of the West, Juilliard String Quartet Seminar, Robert Mann String Quartet Seminar, and Spoleto Festival, as well as masterclasses with Jaime Laredo, Pamela Frank, David Kim, Richard Roberts, Emanuel Borok, Quartuor Ebene, and the Jupiter, Arianna, Orion, Tokyo, and Chiara String Quartets.

During her studies, she was the recipient of the Joint Chinese College Alumni Association ScholarshipPaula Meredith Mosle Endowed Scholarship and Marilyn T. Mountain Endowed Scholarship at Rice Unversity, and she was awarded the J.C. Van Hulsteyn Award in StringsGrace Claggett Ranney Prize in Chamber Music, and Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Orchestra Scholarship at the Peabody Conservatory.

Outside of her performance career, Lucinda is a dedicated violin instructor, where she regularly works with students of all levels in her private studio.  She is a firm believer that music education can help students develop not only better self-discipline and concentration, but also sensitivity and confidence.


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