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Patrick Hu, violin

Patrick Hu

Photo by David Friedlander

Patrick Hu is a Johns Hopkins University sophomore majoring in International Studies. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, he graduated from the Punahou School. He began playing violin at age 6, studying with Honolulu Symphony violinist James Stanford and concertmaster Ignace Jang. He won the Punahou Symphony Concerto Competition and received an honorable mention in the Honolulu Symphony's Youth Concerto Competition. He has participated in master classes with, among others, the Takács Quartet, Richard Young of the Vermeer Quartet, Martin Beaver of the Tokyo String Quartet, Pamela Frank, and Sally O'Reilly.

Mr. Hu is now principal second violinist of the Hopkins Symphony Orchestra and co-concertmaster of the Hopkins Symphony Chamber Orchestra. He studies with Qing Li, principal second violinist of the Baltimore Symphony. Besides playing the violin, he enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his friends. He thanks his mother and grandparents for traveling across the Pacific Ocean to hear this performance. Special thanks to his grandparents for helping him acquire his violin.

March 28, 2010