Violinist Mei Ching Huang joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in January 2015 and is also a member of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra. Previously, she was associate principal second violin of the San Diego Symphony and a member of the New York Philharmonic and the Grant Park Orchestra in Chicago.
A former student of Keng-Yuen Tseng at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University, Ms. Huang has won numerous awards and honors, including first prize in the Marbury Violin Competition, second prize in the National Symphony Orchestra Young Soloists Competition, a top prize in the Hellam Young Artists’ Competition, and a semi-finalist in the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in New Zealand. She is also the recipient of scholarships from such diverse organizations as the Leni Fe Bland Foundation, Peabody Career Development Grants, and the Taiwan Culture and Arts Foundation.
Ms. Huang holds a graduate diploma and a master’s degree from the Juilliard School, where her principal teacher was Robert Mann. She is a recipient of a Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation scholarship, through which she is continuing graduate studies with Midori Goto at USC’s Thornton School of Music. Additionally, she has studied with David and Linda Cerone at Encore School for Strings.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Huang appeared on the New York Philharmonic Ensembles chamber music series and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s chamber series. She is the founding member of the Voyage String Quartet, formed in 2009 in Taiwan; the quartet has made appearances at national concert halls and various institutions throughout that country. In addition, she devotes her time to education and community access through music. She joined the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan as a visiting associate professor in 2018. She also participated in Midori’s project in Sri Lanka, giving concerts and workshops to young people and underserved communities.
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