Profile:Andrew Hsieh

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Andrew Hsieh (b. 1983) is a medical student in the Los Angeles area, and an amateur violist/violinist and composer. He is a violist in the LA Doctors Symphony Orchestra and a founding member of the Keck School of Medicine String Quartet. He is a graduate of the California Institute of Technology, with a degree in biology.

A relative latecomer to composition, Andrew Hsieh has been composing music since the summer of 2002 and is entirely self-taught. His most important influences include Brahms, Mendelssohn, Borodin, Vaughan Williams, and Richard Strauss. Writing only intermittently between academic commitments, he has completed one major work, a concerto for horn and chamber orchestra.


Complete Works

Works in Progress

  • Three Chinese Rhapsodies for Men's Chorus, Oboe, Horn, and String Quartet (in progress since December 2005)
  • Overture to "Do The Right Thing", a musical comedy by Amanda Jacob (in progress since May 2006)
  • Nocturne for Viola, Horn, and Piano (started May 2004; inactive)
  • Arabian Caprice for Chamber Orchestra (started February 2006; inactive)