Bayview Festival

June 9 - August 18, 2017

String Faculty

Wanchi Huang, Violin

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Wanchi Huang, born in Taiwan, started playing violin at age six and came to the U.S. at age 13 to study at the Peabody Conservatory and the Baltimore School for the Arts, soloing with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under conductor Catherine Comet a year later.  She went on to earn a Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music, a Master of Music from The Julliard School, and a Doctor of Music from Indiana University. She has given highly acclaimed recitals, solo apearances with Orchestras, and collaborated with internationally renowned performing artists in chamber music performances throughout the United States, including at the Kennedy Center.  She has served as an adjudicator at the Hong Kong Music School Festival multiple times and once at the International Violin Competition in Checng-Du, China. In the summers since 2008, she serves as a performing instructor/artist at the Bay View Music Festival in Michigan.  She has presented at the ASTA National Conference on multiple occasions and her CD of Eugène Ysaÿe Sonatas for Solo Violin is being released in the fall of 2012 under the Centaur Records label. Her CD of Six Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by J.S. Bach will be released in early 2015, by the same record company .  A founding member of the Trio Sorpresa, a piano trio newly formed in 2013, Wanchi is looking forward to their scheduled concert tours in the near future.

She currently resides in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she teaches a full violin studio at the James Madison University School of Music.