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, Tokyo Philharmonic, Zagreb Soloists, and the London Sinfonia, among many others. She performs regularly at festivals, including Marlboro, Spoleto, Rome, and Santa Fe. She was a member of the Borromeo String Quartet from 1994-2000.
She is active in commissioning works for solo viola and chamber ensemble. Her 2012 recording, Viola Viola, included commissions from Shih-Hui Chen and Steven Mackey, and works by Elliott Carter, Poul Ruders, and George Benjamin. Upcoming recording projects include the complete Bach solo violin sonatas and partitas on the viola, to be released in 2017.
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. She was educated at the Menuhin School in the U.K. and received degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. She now serves on the faculties of both schools.