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Xenia Xien-Yue Hu
born in Zürich (Switzerland), childhood in Taipei (Taiwan) and Vienna (Austria).
1993-2002 studies at the University of Vienna (Musicology in combination with Theatre Science, Sinology and Business Administration, master thesis: "Contemporary music for Pipa") and at the Conservatory of Vienna (piano). Participation in cultural management courses at "KulturKontaktAustria" (Sponsoring) and at "Institut für Kulturkonzepte Vienna" (Marketing).
Translator (Chinese/German) for cultural institutions and projects since 1992, among others for the theatre groups MOKI Vienna and SongSongSong Children's Theatre Taipei, the "4th Conference of the Asia Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology", the music ensemble China Found Music Workshop, Taipei, the Wiener Taschenoper and the MaerzMusik, Berliner Festspiele.
Musicological research in Taiwan with emphasis on traditional Taiwanese and Chinese music. Lectures on traditional and contemporary Chinese and Taiwanese music.
In 1999 Hu co-founded the music and art organisation AsianCultureLink, aiming to foster cultural exchanges between Asia and Europe. Her specific interest in the interexchange of Western and Asian culture originates from her bilingual cultural background. Various cultural activities, among others participation in the organization of the "4th Conference of the Asia Pacific Society for Ethnomusicology" in Taipei, production and co-ordination of AsianCultureLink projects, assistant director for the Wiener Taschenoper (opera production "Night Banquet" by Guo Wenjing, 2001), organizational work and management for the music ensembles Triology, Son Dos and the Ensemble On Line Vienna.
Artistic-educational activities, e.g. since 1995 piano teacher at the music-school Purkersdorf in Lower Austria, performer of contemporary piano music, music projects for children in collaboration with the composer Bernhard Gál, such as "Liquid Music" (2002) and the music theater project "Trändi Händi, yo!" (2003).

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