Hsin-Yun Huang

Viola

Hsin-Yun Huang has forged a career as one of the leading violists of her generation. She has been soloist with the Berlin Radio Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic, Zagreb Soloists, the London Sinfonia, and many other orchestras. She performs regularly at festivals, including Marlboro, Spoleto, Rome, Santa Fe, and many more. She was a member of the Borromeo String Quartet from 1994 to 2000. She is active in commissioning works for solo viola and chamber ensemble. Her 2012 album Viola Viola, for Bridge Records, included commissions from Shih-Hui Chen and Steven Mackey, and works by Elliott Carter, Poul Ruders, and George Benjamin. Her upcoming recording projects include the complete the Bach unaccompanied violin sonatas and partitas on the viola to be released in 2017.

A native of Taiwan, Ms. Huang first came to international attention as the gold medalist and youngest competitor in the 1988 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition. She was educated at the Menuhin School, UK, prior to receiving degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. She now serves on the faculties of both schools and lives in New York City.