Min-Yen Terry Hsieh
Min-Yen Hsieh, Saxophonist/Woodwind, Jazz/Experimental http://soundcloud.com/minyenhsieh
Born in Taipei City, Taiwan, 1981. Picked up his saxophone at his high school years. After graduations he began to study with local jazz musicians saxophonist Shuen-Wen Tung and violinist Chi-Pin Hsieh, and to perform professionally since he was 19. In 2004 he made a trip around U.S. besides to attending concerts, he also participating to master classes by Maria Schneider, Jimmy Cobb, Jimmy Heath. He came to Brussels at the autumn of 2005, to pursuing his farther study at Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, with John Ruocco and Jeroen Van Herzeele. Also participated many master classes such as Mark Turner, Gary Foster, Kris Defoort, Stephane Galland, Mike Maineiri, Dave Liebman, Aaron Parkers. In the summer of 2010, He received the Master Degree of Jazz Saxophone, and as the first jazz student who finished the post graduate project, summer of 2011. During the school years, he was participating actively with many different music projects outside of school, including "Salsablonsera", "J.V.M. Group","À Flor da Pele", "MYH Group", "Marie Séférian Quintet", "Interstellar Odyssey", "Causal Encounter", "Tristano Project","The Nine". The music style various wildly from traditional swing to modern jazz, fusion, latin and free improvisation. He has been performed in many famous venues and festival in Belgium: Sounds, Music Village, Hopper, Flagey, Beursschouwburg, Jazz Station, Brussels Jazz Marathon, just to name a few.