E-Chen Hsu


E-Chen Hsu joined the Thunder Bay Symphony in 1999 as a clarinetist and bass clarinetist. She completed her undergraduate studies in Clarinet Performance at the University of Western Ontario with Robert Riseling and Jerome Summers. E-Chen earned a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, USA with Russell Dagon. One of her favorite things since joining the TBSO has been collaborating with principal clarinetist Peter Shackleton. Together, they have performed in recital on the Friday’s at Noon (now 12:30pm) series at UWO and the LUMINA recital series at Lakehead University. In 2010 they performed Ponchielli’s Il Convegno with the TBSO on the Cabaret Series. An active chamber musician, Ms. Hsu has performed in chamber ensembles for the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber Music Society, with Consortium Aurora Borealis and New Music North in Thunder Bay. Her orchestral life outside of the TBSO includes playing with Winnipeg Symphony and the Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon. In 2006, E-Chen joined the Des Moines Metro Opera Orchestra in Iowa where she enjoys playing operas every summer. Ms. Hsu can be heard on “Conversations”, a recording of Keyboard and Chamber Music by John Bilotta and David Gaines, released 2010 available on and the New Music North “First Recording” released in 2008 available at E-Chen teaches clarinet at Lakehead University.