Ms. Hsiung began her cello studies at the age of twelve in Shanghai. At seventeen, she became the youngest member of the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Two years later, she left to attend the Manhattan School of Music in New York where she earned her Bachelors’ and Masters’ Degree in Performance. Immediately following her graduation, she began her career with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan and has been the Principle Cellist there since 1986. In 1987, she was awarded the prestigious Western Music Performance Prize by the Chinese Writers & Art Association – placing her in the company of winners that included world renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Critics have lauded her as “ the Most Musical Cellist “ and her many solo performances with the NSOT have been received with much praise by critics and audiences alike for her sensitive musical style and mature musicianship. Besides performing Ms. Hsiung teaches at several music conservatories in Taiwan. Her students are often prize winners of national musical competitions. Her experienced master training style resulted in her been invited as the Master Teacher overseeing the Young Artists Program by the Munich International Institute for Chamber Music in Germany.