Violist Hsin-Yun Huang has forged a career performing on international concert stages, commissioning and recording new works, and nurturing young musicians. She has been soloist with the Berlin Radio Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Taiwan Philharmonic, the Russian State Symphony, Zagreb Soloist International Contemporary Ensemble, the London Sinfonia, the NCPA Orchestra in Beijing among many others. She performs regularly at festivals including Marlboro, Santa Fe, Rome Chamber Music Festival, and Spoleto USA. She tours extensively with the Brentano String Quartet, most notably including performances of the complete Mozart string quintets at Carnegie Hall.
Highlights of the 2017-18 season include concerto performances under the batons of David Robertoson, Osmo Vänskä and Josef Cabelle in Beijing, Taipei and Bogota, she was the first solo violist to be presented in the National Performance Center of the Arts in Beijing, collaborating with Xian Zhang. Appearances at the Seoul Spring Chamber Music Festival, the Moritzburg Festival in Dresden and collaborations with the Brentano String Quartet presented by Carnegie Hall among many others. She has commissioned compositions from Steven Mackey (Groundswell, which premiered at the Aspen Festival), Shih-Hui Chen (Shu Shon Key) and Poul Ruders (Romances). Her 2012 recording, titledViola Viola, for Bridge Records won accolades from Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine. New recording project of the complete solo Bach violin Sonatas and Partitas is expected to be released in 2017. Ms. Huang first came to international attention as the gold medalist 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. A native of Taiwan, she received degrees from the Yehudi Menuhin School, the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. She was inspired to played the viola when she fell in love with Haydn Quartets. She now serves on the faculties of Juilliard and Curtis, lives in New York City with her husband Misha Amory of the Brentano String Quartet and their two children Lucas and Leah.