Violinist I-Jung Huang was born in Taoyuan, Taiwan. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at The Juilliard School, where she studies with Donald Weilerstein and Daniel Phillips. She was recently awarded Juilliard Career Grant for her future recording projects. I-Jung believes music is a valuable bridge to communicate with audiences, especially to those who are not classical music listeners. During the academic year 2013-2014, she joined the CPP (Community Partnership Program) at the New England Conservatory with the Gioviale Quartet. Besides outreach events, I-Jung has performed widely across Europe, the United States, China and Taiwan. She recently graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Miriam Fried.
Recently, she was awarded the first prize of 2016 Hudson Valley String Competition. She was Laureate of the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition, the top prizewinner of TSO “The Young talent” competition, the Academy of Taiwan Strings Competition in Taiwan, and was the youngest musician selected at the Young Artist Taiwan Bank in 2011. I-Jung has previously appeared as a guest soloist with Hudson Valley Philharmonic under conductor Randall Craig Fleischer.Taiwan Philharmonic under conductor Günther Herbig, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, and Academy of Taiwan Strings.
As a passionate chamber musician, I-Jung has participated in the Ravinia Festival, the Four Seasons Winter Workshop, Kneisel Hall, Taos School of Music, where she collaborated with Robert McDonald, Hye-Jin Kim, Michael Kannen, and also worked intensively with the members from Guarneri Quartet, Borromeo Quartet, Shanghai Quartet, and Brentano Quartet. She has performed chamber music in various venues including Jordan Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bennett Gordon Hall, National Concert Hall in New York, Boston, Chicago, Italy, China and Taiwan. I-Jung plays on a Nemessanyi, which is generously loaned from the violin collections of Chimei Art Museum in Taiwan.
Outside of music, I-Jung enjoys chess, journal writing, watercolor art, photography, and cinematography.