Keng-Yuen Tseng, violin
Hailing from Taiwan, Keng-Yuen Tseng embarked on his violin journey at the tender age of five, making his entrancing debut at seven. Upon his arrival in the United States in 1980, Mr. Tseng earned a full scholarship to the esteemed Manhattan School of Music, studying under the tutelage of Erick Friedman and Glenn Dicterow.
Mr. Tseng has garnered numerous top prizes in national and international competitions, both in the United States and abroad. In 1990, he clinched the award for the best interpretation of a new composition at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. Three years later, he triumphed with the Silver Medal at the 1993 Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in Belgium. His accolades also include top prizes at the North Carolina and New Jersey Symphony Young Artist Competitions, as well as the 1988 Washington International String Competition, among others.
A virtuoso on the global stage, Mr. Tseng has graced recitals and performed as a concerto soloist across the United States, Europe, Central and South America, and the Far East. Orchestras featuring him as a soloist include the National Orchestra of Belgium, the Noordholan Philharmonic, the Koninklijk Philharmonic Orkest van Vlaanderen, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the Simon Bolivar OrquestaSinfonica, the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, and the National Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, to name a few.
His performances have resonated in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Belgium, the Theatre Des Champs-Elysees in Paris, Shanghai Concert Hall, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, China and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan.
Beyond his captivating performances, Keng-Yuen Tseng regularly returns to his native Taiwan and China, conducting master classes, seminars, and guiding a growing list of prize-winning students. Additionally, Mr. Tseng holds the prestigious role of Artistic Director at Phoenix Arts Management and stands as a recording artist under Dynamic and SYArts labels. As a devoted educator, he serves as a Violin Professor at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University.
“An active player who thrives on the connection between orchestra and soloist... Tseng also excelled brilliantly as a recitalist, drawing the audience away from a competitive atmosphere.” — The Strad Magazine
“Here is the real deal: a commanding presence, interpretive ideas, a fully developed conception of the music from beginning to end... Musical ideas and performance skills are seamlessly wedded in the most convincing fashion.” — Fanfare Recording Review