Winnie Huang

violin/viola

photo: Mathilde Blum

Winnie Huang is a Chinese-Australian violinist currently based between Belgium and France. An active performer of new music, Winnie is a founding member and solo violinist of Paris based new music ensemble soundinitiative.
Winnie works with young and established composers, such as Bernhard Lang, Alexander Schubert, Jessie Marino, Mauro Lanza, Georges Aperghis, Raphael Cendo, Joanna Bailie and Peter Ablinger among others. She has performed and continuously plays with European ensembles such as Ensemble Linea, United Instruments of Lucilin Ensemble - Luxembourg, and Australian ensemble Argonaut, frequently performing at festivals such as Ars Musica, Manifeste, Klang Festival, Festival Royaumont, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, Lucerne Festival, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Ruhrtriennale, BIFEM, Brisbane Festival, among others.
An engaging teacher, Winnie has consistently taught in France and Australia and has frequently guest tutored at many major institutions of education including The Raffles Institution as an instrumental coach and ensemble tutor at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore, and at the Contemporary Chamber Music classes in The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Winnie’s strong interest in the performance of musical gestural pieces is explored frequently through collaborating with composers, developing highly gestural contemporary works, while academically, Winnie continues research in the field of musical gestures and physical performance awareness through her post-graduate studies.