Taiwanese-American violinist Jocelyn Hsu began playing violin when she was nine years old. A summa cum laude graduate from Florida State University, Jocelyn earned her Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance where she studied with Dr. Benjamin Sung. Back home in Orlando, Jocelyn performs regularly at Universal Studios and the House of Blues at Disney Springs. She is a studio violinist at Solar Studios for Grammy-nominated producer Michael Franklin.
Jocelyn’s professional training includes orchestral and chamber studies at Interlochen Arts Camp, Brevard Music Festival, the Innsbrook Institute of Music, Miami Music Festival, the Intensive Chamber Music Seminar at Virginia Tech, and the Aspen Music Festival. Festival teachers and coaches include Gary Levinson, Joel Smirnoff, David Halen, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Michael Klotz, Dmitry Kouzov, Kwan Yi, and Shannon Thomas. Jocelyn has also performed in solo masterclasses for renowned artists like Ayako Yonetani, Cornelia Heard, and Andrés Cárdenes, While in school, Jocelyn was a part of the Tallahassee, Valdosta, and Albany Symphony orchestras. She now plays with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.
In 2019, Jocelyn went on 2 U.S. tours with Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jon Anderson, who is the voice of the progressive rock band YES and released his long-awaited solo album, 1000 hands. Jocelyn has performed all over the United States in historic spaces such as the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, and even headlined at the 2019 KAABOO Festival at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
In 2020, Jocelyn joined the stage with alternative rock band Anberlin and opened for Mandy Harvey, who was a Golden Buzzer finalist on the 12th season of America's Got Talent. She was also in the winning entry of 90.7 WMFE NPR's 2020 Tiny Desk Contest in Orlando with Matt Shenk Band's "Lay Down Your Weapons." During the height of the pandemic, Jocelyn collaborated remotely with Utah-based composer John Paul Hayward on several projects, including his Carol of the Bells EP, released in December 2020.
This past year, Jocelyn was a headliner at the 2021 Osceola County Fair and was also featured in a music video by B. Cloy, an R&B singer from Havana, Florida. Upcoming projects include recording for Robby Steinhardt of Kansas and Jon Anderson of YES.