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Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Overview

Violist Hsin-Yun Huang has forged a career performing on international concert stages, commissioning and recording new works, and nurturing young musicians. Highlights of 2016-2017 included performances for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the 92nd Street Y, Chamber Music Columbus, and the Seoul Spring Festival. The 2017-18 season includes performances as soloist under the batons of David Robertson, Osmo Vänskä, Xian Zhang, and Max Valdés in Beijing, Taipei, and Bogota; she is also the first solo violist to be presented in the National Performance Center of the Arts in Beijing. She has commissioned compositions from Steven Mackey, Shih-Hui Chen, and Poul Ruders. Her 2012 recording, titled Viola Viola, for Bridge Records won accolades from Gramophone and BBC Music Magazine. Her next recording will be the complete Unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach, in partnership her husband, violist Misha Amory, to be released by Bridge Records 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 and an alumna of Young Concert Artists, she received degrees from the Yehudi Menuhin School, The Juilliard School, and the Curtis Institute of Music; she now serves on the faculties of Juilliard and Curtis.

"Her tone was rich and earthy, and she negotiated each phrase with remarkable agility and expressive acumen."

-Chicago Tribune

Daniel Phillips, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano – All-Brahms

Friday, November 2, 2018 - 7:30 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

The Program

Brahms: Piano Trio in C Major, Op. 87
Brahms: Piano Pieces, Op. 119
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25

 

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Ida Levin Tribute Concert

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Cynthia Raim, piano; Daniel Phillips, violin; Carmit Zori, violin; Todd Phillips, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello; Peter Stumpf, cello

Shostakovich: String Quartet No. 8, Op. 110
Beethoven: Cello Sonata in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2
Glazunov: String Quintet in A Major, Op. 39

 

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Brentano Quartet with Hsin-Yun Huang, viola and Jonathan Biss, piano

Date: Monday, March 6, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Schumann: Gesänge der Frühe, Op. 133
Gesualdo: Selected Madrigals
Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 118
Mozart: String Quintet in E-flat Major, K. 614

 

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Catherine Cho, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Marcy Rosen, cello; Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Dvořák: Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25

Peter Stumpf
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Carmit Zori, violin; Hsin-yun Huang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Marcy Rosen, cello

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Schubert: Trio in B-flat Major, D. 471
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Cello
Arensky: Quartet No. 2, Op. 35

Brentano Quartet
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Brentano Quartet w/ Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Date: Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Beethoven: Quartet in F Minor, Op. 95, "Serioso"
BernsteinI Feel Pretty [Arr. Mackey]
DvoÅ™ák: Waltz, Op. 54, No. 1
Shostakovich: Polka
Carter: Elegy
DvoÅ™ák: Waltz, Op. 54, No. 2
Ives: Scherzo
TchaikovskyAndante Cantabile
MackeyI've Grown So Ugly
Mozart: String Quintet in G Minor, K. 516

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Ida Levin, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Cynthia Raim, piano

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 3:00 PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schubert: String Trio in B-flat Major, D. 581
Copland: Piano Quartet
DvoÅ™ák: Piano Quartet in D Major, Op. 23

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Juilliard Quartet; Hiroko Yajima, violin; John Dalley, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Peter Wiley, cello

Date: Friday, November 18, 2011 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Haydn: Quartet in G Major, Op, 54, No. 1
Martino: Quartet No. 5 [Philadelphia Premiere]
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

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Brentano Quartet w/ Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Haydn: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 77, No. 2, Hob. III:82
Schumann: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2
Mendelssohn: String Quintet in A Major, Op. 18

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Brentano Quartet w/ Hsin-Yun Huang, viola

Date: Sunday, March 1, 2009 - 3:00 PM

Location: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Haydn: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 20, No. 3, Hob. III:33
Hyla: Howl [Philadelphia Premiere]
Mendelssohn: String Quintet in B-flat Major, Op. 87

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Guarneri Quartet w/ Hsin-Yun Huang, viola and David Soyer, cello

Date: Sunday, March 25, 2007 - 3:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Beethoven: String Quartet in A Major, Op. 18, No. 5
Danielpour: String Quartet No. 5, “In Search of La Vita Nuova” [Philadelphia Premiere]
Dvoák: String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48, B. 80

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Leila Josefowicz, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

Date: Monday, February 6, 2006 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Shostakovich: Violin Sonata, Op. 134
Shostakovich: Piano Sonata in B Minor, Op. 61
Shostakovich: Viola Sonata, Op. 147

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Ida Levin, violin; Hsin-Yun Huang, viola; Peter Stumpf, cello; Marietta-Simpson, mezzo-soprano; Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

Date: Sunday, February 16, 2003 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Brahms: Piano Sonata in C Major, Op. 1
Brahms: Steig auf, geliebter Schatten, Op. 94, No. 2
Brahms: Feldeinsamkeit, Op. 86, No. 2
Brahms: Kein Haus, keine Heimat, Op. 94, No. 5
Brahms: Auf dem Kirchhofe, Op. 105, No. 4
Brahms: Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91
Brahms: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25

Berliner Morgenpost

“[Huang] grouped moments of brilliance, lyricism and expressivity...”

Chicago Tribune

“Her tone was rich and earthy, and she negotiated each phrase with remarkable agility and expressive acumen.”

Boston Globe

“...this was top-drawer Hindemith – lean, athletic, zestful, and saying yes to life.”

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