Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh
Born in Taiwan and raised between New Zealand and Australia, Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh is interested in music as an immersive physical experience and prefers to describe her music in terms of choreography, affective aptitude and resonances in spatial constraints. She has studied at University of Melbourne and University of California, San Diego, with Brenton Broadstock, Stuart Greenbaum, Lei Liang and Katharina Rosenberger. Recent commissions include Symphony Services Australia, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Wien Modern, Fondation Royaumont, Red Fish Blue Fish and ELISION Ensemble, among others.Hsieh’s music has been presented in events such as Beijing Modern Music Festival, Metropolis New Music Festival, OzAsia Festival, WasteLAnd Music Series, The National Gallery of Victoria‘ Melbourne Now’ exhibition’, Mise-en Festival, Tectonic Festival, ISCM World Music Days, International Rostrum of Composers, SEAMUS, Seoul International Computer Music Festival, Opera Memphis Midtown Opera Festival, Eavesdropping Symposium in London and Bendigo International Festival of Exploratory Music. She has been a recipient of several awards such as the 2017 APRA (Australian Performance Rights Association) Art Music Grant, The Dorian Le Gallienne Composition Award, as well as supports from the Australian Cultural Fund, Australian Council of the Arts grants, and a “Woman in Music” scholarship from the Sorel Charitable Organization in New York. Upcoming concerts include the premiere of her new work Elastic Chirping by Ulysses Ensemble, a solo work for pianist Mari Kawamura presented by the Center of New Music in San Francisco, and an octet in collaboration with ELISION Ensemble to be performed in Australia, Taiwan, China and USA as part of the ensemble’s international touring program in 2019. Since January 2018 she has been working as an Assistant Teaching Professor of music at Carnegie Mellon University where she teaches courses in contemporary music analysis, music theory and sound art.