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, ICE, and the London Sinfonia, among many others. She performs regularly at festivals, including Marlboro, Spoleto USA, Rome, Santa Fe among many others. She was a member of the Borromeo String Quartet from 1994 to 2000, and she tours extensively with the Brentano String Quartet.
Ms. Huang’s 2014-2015 season included three chamber concerts presented by the 92nd Street Y; the complete Hindemith Viola Concerti with the National Philharmonic of Taiwan; and concerto appearances in New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Central Park. She is active in commissioning works for solo viola and chamber ensemble. Her 2012 recording, Viola Viola, for Bridge Records, included commissions from Shih-Hui Chen and Steven Mackey, and works by Elliott Carter, Poul Ruders, and George Benjamin. Upcoming recording project include complete Solo Bach 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 in Surrey, UK prior to received degrees from The Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. She and now serves on the faculties of both schools and lives in New York City.