Hu Nai-yuan (Chinese: 胡乃元; pinyin: Hú Nǎiyuán; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hô͘ Nái-gôan, born 1961) is a Taiwanese violinist. He was the first prize winner of the 1985 Queen Elisabeth Music Competition.Nai-Yuan has recorded the Goldmark Violin Concerto and Bruch Violin Concerto #2. He plays the Ex-Hubay Stradivarius. Hu was born in Taiwan. He began studying the violin at age five and was soloist with the National Youth Orchestra of Taiwan at the age of 8. He came to the United States in 1972 to continue his studies, first with Broadus Erle and Joseph Silverstein. He studied with Josef Gingold at Indiana University and also served as Gingold’s assistant after graduation. He is considered one of Mr. Gingold's best students.He was featured as a violinist in the 2001 film Kate and Leopold starring Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman.