Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Hsin-Yun Huang has forged a career as one of the leading violists of her generation, performing on international concert stages, commissioning and recording new works, and nurturing young musicians. Ms. Huang has been soloist with the Berlin Radio Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the National Philharmonic of Taiwan, Zagreb Soloist ICE and the London Sinfonia, among many others. She performs regularly at festivals, including Marlboro, Santa Fe, Rome Chamber Music Festival, and Spoleto USA.
Ms. Huang has in recent years embarked on a series of major commissioning projects for solo viola and chamber ensemble. Ms. Huang’s 2012 recording, titled “Viola Viola,” for Bridge Records, included those works along with compositions by Elliott Carter, Poul Ruders, and George Benjamin; the CD has won particular accolades from Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine.
Ms. Huang was a member of the Borromeo String Quartet from 1994 to 2000. She is a founding member of the Variation String Trio with violinist Jennifer Koh and cellist Wilhelmina Smith. Ms. Huang is married to Misha Amory, violist of the Brentano String Quartet. They live in New York City with their two children, Lucas and Leah.