Music

I was trained as a professional musician
since young up until I set foot into the design world!
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01. BIOGRAPHY

Emma Yun-Chieh Hsieh was born and raised in Taiwan, where she first began playing piano at the age of six and clarinet at the age of twelve. Emma has finished her bachelor’s degree in clarinet performance at the Eastman School of Music (Rochester, NY) in 2014 under the tutelage of professor Kenneth Grant. She also studied piano under professor Vicent Lenti. She was the winner of the 2007 Taiwan National Student Music Competition, after three years she placed first on the Taiwan college entrance examination and accepted by Eastman School of Music, Oberlin Observatory, and others. She also appears as a soloist and a concertmaster in several orchestras, including Yonghe Youth Orchestra, Yonghe Wind Ensemble, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, CHJH Philharmonic, HTSH Philharmonic, Eastman Philharmonic, Eastman Wind Ensemble, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, and Pittsford Orchestra. Emma got her Performance Certificate from Eastman in April 2013. 

Emma also plays a diverse variety of musical genres. She had taken jazz courses at Eastman as a pianist and also appears as a keyboardist, clarinetist, and percussionist in different bands whose styles range from progressive rock, to post-rock, pagode, bossa nova, and fusion jazz. She was also active in Mbira Ensemble, a traditional music of Zimbabwe. She was the member of Indian Percussion Ensemble and Gamelan Lila Muni in 2010-2011.

Emma Now still plays
Piano

At Concert receptions

At weddings & events

Teaching all ages

Clarinet

Mostly just playing for fun

with friends (or not)

Keyboard

Progressive/Classic Rock

Oldie R&B / Soul / Pop

World Music

Jam Band style

(Phish/Umphrey's McGee)

02. SENIOR RECITAL

1st half of the recital
1. Guillaume Connesson: Techno-Parade
2. J.S. Bach (trans. Stanley Hasty): Chromatic Fantasy in F Minor, BWV 903
3. Amilcare Ponchielli: Il convergno, Op.76
2nd half of the recital
1. Carol Maria von Weber: Grand Duo Concertante in E-flat Major, Op.48
2. Enrique Grandos: Allegro de concierto, Op.46 (piano)

03. REPRETOIRE

Piano

L. von Beethoven—Sonata Op.2, 10, 13, 26, 27, 28, 31, 53, 37, & 106

S. Rchmaninoff—Op.32 No.10; Op.23 No.5 & No.2

M. Ravel—Jeux D’eau; Le tombeau de Couperin

C. Debussy—Suite Bergamasque; Reverie; Pour le Piano; Le Coin des Enfants, L.113

E. Granados—Allegro da Concerto

F. Say—Paganini Jazz

F. Chopin—Etude Op.10 No.3 & No.5; Op.25 No.1

Noturne Op.9 No.1 & No.2; Op.15 No.3

Mazurkas Op.7 No.1; Op.17 No.2; Op. 31 No.2

Ballade Op.23 No.1; Op.38 No.2; Op.52 No.4

Clarinet

Solo

I.Stravinsky—Three pieces

B. Kovacs—Hommage a J.S. Bach

M.Arnold—Fantasy for clarinet

M. Rozsa—Sonatina, Op. 27

W.Osborne—Rhapsody for clarinet

H. Sutermeister—Capriccio for Solo Clarinet

With Piano

R. Muczynski—Time Pieces

F. Poulenc—Sonata

F. Devienne—Deuxieme Sonate

W. Lutoslawski—Dance Prelude

J. Francaix—Tema con Variazioni

E. Bozza—Bucolique

C. Saint-Saens—Sonata, Op.167

M. Arnold—Sonatina Op.29

A. Messager—Solo de concours

L. Spohr—Fantasy and Varations, Op.81

F. Schubert—Arpeggione Sonata, D.821

G. Finzi—Five Bagatelles, Op.23

J. Massenet—Morceau de Concours

Concerto

C. Weber—Clarinet Concerto No.1; No.2; Concertino

W.A. Mozart—Clarinet Concerto, K.622

D. Lovreglio—Fantasia La Traviata

J. Francaix—Concerto for clarinet

A. Copland—Clarinet Concerto

L. Spohr—Concerto No.1; Concerto No.2

B. Crusell—Clarinet Concerto, Op.11

J.F. Zbinden—Clarinet Concerto, Op.87

G. Rossini—Introduction, Theme and Variation

Chamber

G. Gershwin/Futterman—Rhapsody in Blue

J. Brahms—Clarinet Trio, Op.144

J. Francaix—Quintette a vent, No.1 & No.2

P. D’Rivera—Wapango and Aires Tropicales

C. Nielsen—Wind Quintet

S. Barber—Summer Music, Op.31

T. Blumer—Serenade, Theme and Variation

E. Bozza—Scherzo, Op.48

I. Fine—Patita

B. Heiden—Sinfonia

P. Hindemith—Keine Kammermusik

J. Ibert—Trois Pieces Breves

D. Maslanka—Quintet for winds, No.1, 2, 3, & 4

J. Steinmetz—Quintet