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Annie Hsieh : Associate Artist

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Born in Taiwan, grew up in New Zealand and Australia, Annie has always been fascinating by sound, and its capability in communication and expressivity.

Annie's works have been performed by leading musicians and ensembles in Australia and abroad including Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, The Song Company, Syzygy Ensemble, Quartetto Maurice (Italy), and members of the Atlas Ensemble (Amsterdam). She has received commissions from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Southern Cross Soloists, The Arts Centre Melbourne, Queensland Conservatorium Griffths University and Beijing Modern Music Festival. Her works has been featured in numerous festivals including Metropolis Festival (Melbourne), Melbourne International Festival, Restrung Festival (Brisbane), OzAsia Festival (Adelaide), soundSCAPE Festival (Maccagno, Italy), and was recently selected as a composition fellow at The Arts of Migration Festival (UC Davis, USA).

Annie is a recipient of The Yarra Trio National Composer's award (2009), Dorian le Gallienne Composition award (2011), and soundSCAPE Festival Composition prize (2012). She has received supports from the Australian Music Council, AEH Floyd Memorial Scholarship, Cybec Foundation, Besen Family Artist Program, and Sorel Charitable Organization (New York).

Annie gained her Bachelor degree from University of Melbourne with first class honors in 2006 where her principal teachers were Stuart Greenbaum and Brenton Broadstock. She then attained her master degree in composition from University of Melbourne in 2010 under the guidance of Stuart Greenbaum. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of California, San Diego.

-September 2013

Annie Hsieh — current to September 2013

Selected Commissions

  Work Commission Details
Threading through fumes (sextets: brass, percussion, string, woodwind) (2012) Commissioned as part of the ASO/Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival Composer Residency
/iu/ (sextets: soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass) (2011) Written for the Song Company as part of MODART 11
Digital sheet music sample Quartet: towards the beginning (quartets: clarinet, piano, violin, cello) (2010) Commissioned by the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University and the Beijing Modern Music Festival 2010
Digital sheet music sample Icy disintegration : for orchestra (2009) Written for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra 21st Century Cybec Composers Program
Digital sheet music sample Triumvir : for solo (semi-acoustic) violin (2009) Commissioned by Sarah Curro.