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, Santa Fe, Spoleto USA, Prague Spring, and the Rome Chamber Music Festival. She was a member of the Borromeo String Quartet from 1994 to 2000, and she tours extensively with the Brentano String Quartet.
Highlights of Ms. Huang’s 2016-2017 season include the Bartók concerto with the National Symphony of Taiwan under the direction of Osmo Vänskä, as well as appearances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the 92nd Street Y, Chamber Music Columbus, and the Seoul Spring Festival. Other recent highlights include 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.
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. In 1993 she was the top prize winner in the ARD International Competition in Munich, and was awarded the highly prestigious Bunkamura Orchard Hall Award. She received degrees from The Juilliard School and The Curtis Institute of Music and now serves on the faculties of both schools.