Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin, viola

Photo by Cindy Lin

Praised by the Seattle Times as “Simply marvelous” and Taiwan’s Liberty Times for
“astonishingly capturing the spirit of the music,” violinist Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu enjoys a
versatile career as a soloist, chamber musician, and educator throughout North America,
Europe and Asia. Cindy has collaborated in concerts with renowned artists such as Yefim
Bronfman, Lynn Harrell, Leila Josefowicz, Cho-Liang Lin, Midori, Thomas Quasthoff, Yuja
Wang, and members of the Alban Berg, Emerson, Guarneri, Miró, and Tokyo string quartets
at prominent venues such as the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Carnegie Hall,
Lincoln Center, and festivals such as Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Great Lakes
Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Summerfest, Marlboro Music Festival, and Santa Fe
Chamber Music Festival. She has also collaborated as a guest violist with the Dover, Orion,
and Shanghai quartets. Cindy is a recipient of many awards including the Milka Violin Artist
Prize from the Curtis Institute of Music, and third prize at the International Violin
Competition of David Oistrakh. She has taught at the Thornton School of Music of the

University of Southern California, and curated programs for the Da Camera Society in Los
Angeles as the Artistic Partner, and is currently the Music Director of New Asia Chamber
Music Society. Cindy plays on a 1918 Stefano Scarampella violin and a 2015 Stanley
Kiernoziak viola.