Yu-chen Hsu is a violinist who grew up in Tainan City. She attended Yongfu Elementary School, Dacheng Junior High School, Elementary Music Class of Tainan Girls' Senior School, Department of Music, Taipei University of the Arts, and received her Master's and Ph.D. degrees in violin performance from Indiana University, U.S.A.. During her study in the United States, she served as the first violinist of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. She was also the deputy violinist of the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra in Kentucky. Hsu currently performs as violinist of a piano quintet abroad several Holland America Line cruises on the Lincoln Center Stage of RWS Entertainment Group based in New York, US.
The topic of Hsu's PhD thesis is an adaptation of twelve Taiwanese folk songs and ballads for violin.