Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh (1984)
Born in Taiwan, grew up in New Zealand and Australia, Annie has always been fascinating by sound as a vehicle for communication and expressivity.
Annie’s works have been performed by ensembles including Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, The Song Company, Syzygy Ensemble and Quartetto Maurice (Italy). She has received commissions from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Southern Cross Soloists, Chronology Arts, The Arts Centre Melbourne, Queensland Conservatorium Griffths University and Beijing Modern Music Festival. Her works has been featured in festivals including Metropolis Festival (Melbourne), Melbourne International Festival, Restrung Festival (Brisbane), OzAsia Festival (Adelaide), soundSCAPE Festival (Maccagno, Italy), Mien-se Festival (New York) and was invited as a composition fellow at The Arts of Migration Festival (UC Davis, USA).
Annie’s awards including Dorian le Gallienne Composition award (2011), soundSCAPE Festival Composition prize (2012), A E Floyd Memorial Scholarship (2013), as well as supports from the Australian Music Council, 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 under Stuart Greenbaum and Brenton Broadstock. Then attained her Master degree (composition) in 2010 under the guidance of Stuart Greenbaum.
Annie is currently a PhD candidate at the University of California, San Diego.
— current to March, 2014.