Chu-Chun Tsai

Taiwanese violinist Chu-Chun Tsai started learning the violin at the age of seven. After finishing her Bechelor’s Degree in Taipei, she continued her Master Degree for Violin Solo and Chamber Music in Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln (Cologne University of Music and Dance) in Germany with Prof.Mihaela Martin. In 2012 she graduated with the very good score. She has participated masterclasses with Prof. Michael Hentz in Courchevel, France as well as with Prof. Raphael Oleg, Francesco de Angelis and Viktor Pikayzen in the Academie de Musique Tibor Varga in Switzerland. During her studies in Germany, she also attended courses with Marianne Piketty, Boris Kuschnir, Miriam Fried and Thomas Brandis.

Tsai earned many top prizes in Taipei, Taiwan and was also invited to the Sendai International Music Competition in Japan in 2006. In the following year, she received second prize in the 7th Violin Competition from Academy of Taiwan Strings. Furthermore, Tsai had many experiences playing and performing in different orchestras, in 2007 she was also selected to be a substitute member of National Symphony Orchestra (NSO). In 2011 she was the first violin tutti member of the Folkwang chamber orchestra in Essen, Germany and from 2012 to 2014 she was the violin tutti member in the Academy of Deutsche Oper Berlin. Currently she is the 1. violin tutti member of NSO.