Violist Hsin-Yun Huang has forged a career by performing on international concert stages, commissioning and recording new works, and nurturing young musicians. Ms. Huang has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras in Beijing, Taipei, and Bogota, amongst others. Inspired by authentic folk elements, the focus and highlight of Ms. Huang’s 2022-23 season was the program “Strings of Soul,” in collaboration with composer Lei-Liang and pipa virtuoso Wu Man. Additional performances this season include chamber and solo recitals in New York City, Philadelphia, and more.
She was the first solo violist to be presented in the National Performance Center of the Arts in Beijing and was featured as a faculty member alongside Yo-Yo Ma in Guangzhou. She has commissioned compositions from Steven Mackey, Shih-Hui Chen, and Poul Ruders. Her 2012 recording for Bridge Records, titled Viola Viola, won accolades from Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine. Her most recent release is the complete unaccompanied sonatas and partitas of J.S. Bach, in partnership with her husband, violist Misha Amory.
Ms. Huang regularly appears at festivals, including Marlboro, Spoleto, Ravinia, Santa Fe, and Music@Menlo, among many others. Huang was the gold medalist in the 1988 Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, the top-prize winner in the ARD International Competition in Munich, and was awarded the highly prestigious Bunkamura Orchard Hall Award. A native of Taiwan, she received degrees from the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and The Juilliard School. She now serves on the faculties of Juilliard and Curtis.