Huei-Sheng Kao

Assistant Concertmaster
Huei-Sheng Kao joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1977 and was appointed assistant concertmaster in 1979. In spring 1980, he appeared with the Pittsburgh Symphony as a subscription-concert soloist in Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins. In November 1989, he performed Sibelius' Violin Concerto with the Capetown Symphony Orchestra.

A native of Taiwan, Kao started violin studies at age six with private lessons and played in the BBC Children's Orchestra in Taiwan for several years. He made his first public appearance at eight years old, and at the age of 11 won a national violin competition that brought him a solo appearance in the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Chinese Youth Orchestra. He spent a summer at Interlochen, where he played the Wieniawski Violin Concerto. From 1971 to 1977, Kao attended the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he studied with Ivan Galamian and Jaime Laredo.