Born in Taiwan, Alex Hu now lives in New York City and is a freelance violinist. Alex earned his BMus in Violin performance at the Aaron Copland School of Music as a student of Daniel Phillips. Previous studies were with Albert Markov in the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division. Alex performs as an orchestral musician, chamber musician, and soloist. As an orchestral musician, Alex has played as concertmaster numerous times with The Chelsea Symphony and World Civic Orchestra, including the World Civic Orchestra’s tour of Taiwan and Japan last year where he also played the solos from Swan Lake. As a soloist, he has given recitals throughout the United States and Taiwan. Concerto appearances in the New York area include performances of the Mendelssohn, Dvorak, and Tchaikovsky concerti, and Vivaldi's Four Seasons. As violinist of the Balsam Piano Trio, Alex received generous support from the Balsam Foundation. He has also coached by artists such as Marcy Rosen, Nathan Cole, Cho-Liang Lin, and Che-Yen Chen. Chamber music performances have taken him to venues such as Weill Recital Hall and participation in the Mimir Chamber Music Festival. Alex performed the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto last year under the baton of Charles Neidich and is looking forward to performing the concerto again with The Chelsea Symphony.