Taiwanese violinist I-Jung Huang has performed widely across Europe, the United States, China and Taiwan. She believes music is a powerful, transcendent bridge to communicate with audiences. During the academic year 2013-2014, she joined the CPP (Community Partnership Program) at the New England Conservatory with the Gioviale Quartet. She is actively organizing theme-based music projects in the United States, which bring out her creativity and passion about sharing music. Along with these projects, she aspires to lead a concert series with unique chamber music repertoire, focusing on music that is unknown or underplayed.
I-Jung finds her greatest artistry through playing chamber music because it involves communication, creativity, and listening. She has participated in several summer festivals, including the Ravinia Festival, the Four Seasons Winter Workshop, Kneisel Hall, and Taos School of Music, where she worked intensively with the members of the Guarneri Quartet, Borromeo Quartet, Shanghai Quartet, and Brentano Quartet. She has been invited to play with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players for their 2017-2018 concerts in New York.
I-Jung conceives competition as a gateway to challenge one’s patience and persistence; moreover, it represents the intense struggle towards one’s capacity. She is the top prizewinner of the 2017 Ima Hogg Concerto Competition and 2016 Hudson Valley String Competition; the 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. She previously appeared as a soloist with Houston Symphony Orchestra, Hudson Valley Philharmonic; Taiwan Philharmonic, and Taipei Symphony Orchestra. In addition, she has worked with conductors such as Randall Craig Fleischer, Günther Herbig, Daniel Hege, and Felix Chen. She has performed in various venues, including Jordan Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Bennett Gordon Hall, and the Taiwan National Concert Hall.
A recent graduate of Boston's New England Conservatory, I-Jung is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at The Juilliard School, where she studies with Donald Weilerstein and Daniel Phillips. Her previous teachers include Miriam Fried and Nanette Chen. In 2017 she was awarded a Juilliard Career Grant for her future recording projects and has been selected as a Young Artist in “Music Star” in Taiwan. Aside from her musical achievements, I-Jung is a passionate journal writer, a blogger, an amateur photographer, and a painter.