Bachelor of Music – University of South Carolina
Master of Music – Cleveland Institute of Music

Collaborative pianist Emilie Hsu has performed in halls across eastern North America, from Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall in New York to Walter Hall in Toronto, from W.W Hootie Johnson Performance Hall in Columbia, South Carolina to Mixon Hall in Cleveland, Ohio. She has played over thirty degree recitals at her alma maters, working with instrumentalists and vocalists alike. She has also had the opportunity to perform Stravinsky’s Petrushka with the Brevard Music Center Sinfonia.

Emilie has an interest in intriguing new music and reaching new audiences with classical music, leading her to perform with Collaborations in Contemporary Art and Classical Revolution Cleveland. Also excited to collaborate with young musicians, she has accompanied the Cleveland Institute of Music’s children’s choir, University of South Carolina’s campus orchestra, Dreher High School’s orchestras, and Beaumont School’s musical theatre production of Seussical.

Emilie earned her Master’s of Music in collaborative piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying under Ms. Anita Pontremoli, and her Bachelor’s degree in music and a Performance Certificate from the University of South Carolina, graduating summa cum laude from the South Carolina Honors College. While at the university, she studied with Dr. Joseph Rackers. Emilie has had recurring coachings with Joshua Smith and Peter Salaff and played for masterclasses with the Parker Quartet, Matti Hirvonen, Johannes Moser, John Thorne, William Lewis, and Frederique Addad.