鋼琴家辛幸純教授為1987年英國皇家音樂院金牌最高榮譽得主(Chappell Gold Medal)及美國紐約州立大學石溪分校鋼琴演奏博士，曾多次獲國際鋼琴大賽之獎項，包括1991年亞洲莫札特二百週年國際鋼琴大賽銀牌獎。學成歸國後即任教於交通大學音樂研究所至今。近年來曾受邀於新加坡大學楊秀桃音樂院、英國Royal Northern College of Music及Yehudi Menuhin School等名校客座教學並演出。
國外重要演出地點包括倫敦Wigmore Hall、Queen Elizabeth Hall、紐約92nd Street Y；與香港管弦樂團在香港文化中心演出協奏曲並轉播於全亞洲；於美國Tanglewood音樂節作八場傳統與現代曲目的室內樂演出，並獲頒特殊獎項。國內重要演出包括第十二屆總統府介壽館音樂會，並與台北愛樂室內管絃樂團、國家音樂廳交響樂團、台北市立交響樂團、台灣省立交響樂團、新台北室內樂團合作演出協奏曲。1999年與台北人室內樂團首演作曲家楊聰賢教授所寫給她的鋼琴協奏曲。屢次應邀赴美國、澳洲、香港及中國大陸演奏，又曾與美國Santa Barbara交響樂團、英國市政廳弦樂團、廣州及湖南交響樂團，以獨奏家身份合作演出。歷年合作搭檔的音樂家包括林昭亮、胡乃元、錢舟、蘇顯達、黃心芸、Gary Hoffman、Antonio Lysy、簡碧青，與陳必先等名家。自2005年起召集「交大室內樂集」，集合交大的演奏師資每年推廣當代與經典的室內樂作品，並不定期邀約國外名家到校與師生合作。2007舉行獨奏會巡迴，呈現著名的「歌雅畫景」全集。2010、2011年於國家音樂廳及演奏廳分別舉行慶祝舒曼、蕭邦與李斯特兩百週年的鋼琴獨奏會。2013年巡訪英國與澳洲舉行演出，亦受邀與蘇黎世青年交響樂團在台灣各地演出拉威爾鋼琴協奏曲。2014年以兩套鋼琴獨奏會曲目的演出與畫家陳建大明的現場繪畫共同呈現音畫連結，近兩年並於小提琴家林昭亮所帶領的國臺交青年管弦樂營的教授室內樂音樂會中與美國各大交響樂團的首席演奏家攜手合作。辛教授在其多元的演出經驗中，演出曲目從巴赫至當今創作，如2015年於WOCMAT演出Hans Tutschku給獨奏鋼琴與即時電音互動的作品；教學上也不餘遺力地引進紐約林肯中心室內樂協會駐校，多年來結合教師與學生共同演出室內樂，2016年又首例舉辦「交大鋼琴拔萃」研究生獨奏發表於台北國家演奏廳。
辛幸純的第一張獨奏專輯《莫札特、拉威爾、蕭邦》於1996年由福茂唱片公司與國立交通大學思源基金會合作發行，深得好評，並獲選為音樂時代雜誌「編輯的選擇」；後繼兩片專輯《從巴赫、莫札特至蕭邦》與其演奏者詮釋解說於2006年由交大出版社出版，為國內外專家首選。2014年香港廣播電台RTHK Radio 4收錄了於該台轉播的辛幸純鋼琴獨奏會兩集節目，呈現全套「哥雅畫景」與李子聲的「南‧樂」。
辛幸純出生於台南市，生長在愛好音樂的家庭，由張晶晶老師啟蒙後移居台北，主要老師為鋼琴家楊小佩。十三歲時進入著名的英國梅紐因音樂學校，十七歲時與小提琴大師梅紐因本人演出二重奏。她在歐美受多位大師的指導，包括Kendall Taylor、Louis Kentner、Vlado Perlemuter、Aube Tzerko、Andras Schiff、Gilbert Kalish以及Leon Fleisher。結合這些大師的啟發與自身對於演奏風格的體悟，辛教授深信鋼琴演奏必須是健康無礙的，並強烈推廣以室內樂為基底的演奏培訓與完整音樂家的養成。
Steinway Artist Hsing-Chwen Giselle Hsin is one of the most esteemed pianists from Asia. Her predecessor Fou Ts'ong, internationally the most venerated concert pianist from China, recognizes her as "a true artist", and praises her for "reaching the highest realm in music, especially in the performances of Mozart". While her live performances have been telecast and broadcast across Asia, America, Australia and England, she actively appears in concertos, recitals, as well as recordings and interviews on air. As one of Taiwan's leading pianists, she is also a piano professor at the National Chiao Tung University. She has adjudicated, lectured and given master classes nationwide and internationally, such as at the Steinway and Yamaha Centers, Taiwan; National League of Performing Arts, New Jersey; Royal Northern College of Music, and the Yenhudi Menuhin School, England; Performer’s Voice International Symposium, and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore.
On CD, her recording of Mozart, Ravel and Chopin, published by Decca of Taiwan, has won her critical acclaim, resulting in the selection of Editor's Choice in the All Music Magazine. She has also won several competition prizes internationally. These include the prestigious Chappell Gold Medal from London's Royal College of Music, the Mozart Bicentenary Piano Competition of Asia, and New York's Chopin Piano Competition. Among the great concert halls of the world, Dr. Hsin has performed in London's Wigmore Hall, South Bank’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room; New York's 92nd Street Y, and Merkin Hall; California's Lobero and Arlington Theatres (Santa Barbara); Hong Kong's Cultural Center and City Hall; Guangzhou's Xinghai Concert Hall and Hunan's Cultural Center (China); and Taiwan's National Concert Hall and Novel Hall. She has also given numerous performances elsewhere in England, and in France, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan.
At 17, she performed as a duo with Sir Yehudi Menuhin in the D Minor Violin Sonata by Brahms at the Uppottery Festival, England. That same year she was also invited to give a solo recital debut in the Archbishop of York’s Palace. In her native country Taiwan, she was honored by its President to perform at the Presidential Hall Concert in 1994. Starting at a precocious age, she already embarked upon several major performances: at 13, a Wigmore Hall debut with her brother - violinist Ming; at 16, a concerto debut in Taipei under conductor Helen Quach, and another in the chamber concerto by Chausson in London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. As a soloist in concertos, she has performed with USA’s Santa Barbara Symphony, Augustus Symphony, Long Island South Shore Symphony, Stony Brook Orchestra; Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony, Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, Taiwan Symphony Orchestra; the Guildhall String Ensemble of England, the Guangzhou and Hunan Symphony Orchestras of China, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2013 she collaborated in a tour with the Zurich Youth Orchestra performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto. Moreover, she gave the world premier of Concertino for Piano and Orchestra, written in 1999 for her, by one of Taiwan’s foremost composers, Tsung-Hsien Yang, as well as a Taiwan Premier of Hans Tutschku’s Cells-Lines for piano and live-electronics in 2015.
Past seasons include solo recitals in the United States, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and China. In 2007, she toured with the complete set of Granados’ Goyescas, and in the 2010-11 bicentennial seasons of Chopin, Schumann and Liszt, she gave tours on two sensational programs, featuring the works these great masters wrote for each other. Starting from 2014, her solo recitals aim to combine musical experience with visual creations in collaboration with artist colleagues. Her set of two CDs published by National Chiao Tung University Press includes a Chinese/English dual language booklet of the pianist’s own essay From Bach to Mozart to Chopin: a Retrospective Chopin Approach. This has been widely recognized as a hallmark of integrating scholarship, with exquisite performance.
As an avid and versatile chamber music artist, collaborating in duo and chamber music recitals with internationally renowned first prize winners, including violinist Cho-Liang Lin (Queen Sofia), Qian Zhou (Jacques Thibaud) and Nai-Yuan Hu (Queen Elizabeth), she has also partnered with distinguished international artists, such as violinists James Buswell and Christophe Boulier; violist Hsin-Yun Huang; cellists Gary Hoffman, Antonio Lysy, Pi-Chin Chien, as well as pianists Gilbert Kalish and Pi-Hsien Chen. In 2005, Prof. Hsin founded a leading chamber group of Taiwan, the ChiaoTa Chamber Ensemble, representing NCTU’s Institute of Music and dedicated to the promotion, including the premiering, of classic and contemporary chamber music repertoire in Taiwan.
After winning First Prize at the National Piano Competition for juniors, Ms. Hsin – at 13 - went on to study as a protégé of Baroness Léni Fé Bland at England’s renowned Yehudi Menuhin School. Further studies included a Performer’s Diploma from the Royal College of Music, a Master of Fine Arts from UCLA, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from SUNY Stony Brook. At each institution, she earned numerous prizes and scholarships, and obtained complete performance and scholarly degrees. Ms. Hsin also attended prominent worldwide festivals. At the Tanglewood Music Festival in 1993 and 1994, she was a fellow and recipient of a special award for her outstanding performances of music from the Classic period to the 20th Century.
Hsing-Chwen is greatly indebted to many of the wonderful mentors and teachers she has worked under, among whom are Andas Schiff, Leon Fleisher, Louis Kentner, Vlado Perlemuter, Kendall Taylor, Jerome Lowenthal and Gilbert Kalish. Combining their inspiration and her own further distillation in artistic search, she enjoys passing a healthy and stylistically suitable way of playing to her students. While developing the students’ technical ease and prowess, she also firmly believes in the power and experience of chamber music towards fine musicianship.