Violinist Shien-ta Su
Violinist Shien-ta Su started learning the violin at age five and having graduated from L'Ecole Normal de Musique de Paris in 1985, he received the highest degree certificate in violin performance studies: Diplome Supcreieur de Concertist de Violin et Musique de Chambre. His violin style is deeply influenced by H. Szeryng and G. Poulet.
In 1989, Su made his Taiwan debut as the chief violinist in the Butterfly Violin Concerto. In 1996, he made his debut in Poland by attending 400th anniversary celebration of the founding of Warsaw and was given the honor to meet the Polish President in person. After the meeting, Su then performed in Czech and Yugoslavia.
Because of his excellent performances, he was invited four times to perform recitals in Chiehshou Hall, located in the Presidential Building. He received the “Ten Most Distinguished Youth Award” in 1995. In 1999, the album “Tyzen Hsiao’s Violin Works” in which Su performed, received the “Best Classical Record award” at the Golden Melody Awards. In 2002, his album “Classical Taiwan Rhythms” received the “Best Performer” award at the Golden Melody Awards.
2007~2013 Su was the Department Chair of the Music Department and the Director of Orchestral Percussion Music Research Institute and Music Research Institute at Taipei National University of the Arts. In 2016, he received the Wu San Lian Art Award which was the first time this prestigious Art Award being awarded to a performing musician.
He is currently the Dean of the School of Music of Taipei National University of the Arts, and the concertmaster of the Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra. He started to host a radio program called “The Enchanted World of Violin” as a program presenter since 1996, this program has gained prestige and profound reputation in the past twenty years.