Hsin-Yun Huang, viola
Violist Hsin-Yun Huang has forged a career performing on international concert stages, commissioning and recording new works, and nurturing young musicians. Recent highlights include performances for the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Chamber Music Columbus, and the Seoul Spring Festival.
Ms. Huang 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. She has also recorded the complete Unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach, in partnership with her husband, violist Misha Amory, which was 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.