Hua-Chu violinViolinist Hua-Chu Huang, a youthful and versatile musician, brings a wealth of experience in solo, chamber, and orchestral playing. As a passionate performer of new works in addition to canonized repertoire, Mr. Huang recently collaborated with flutist Carol Wincenc in the Canadian premiere of Yuko Uebeyashi’s Misericordia at the Banff Centre, and also presented Andrew Norman’s Gran Turismo at Toronto’s New Music Festival, 21C. Mr. Huang has appeared in concert with Erika Raum, Scott St. John, Denise Djokic, Barry Shiffman, and the new music ensemble suddenlyLISTEN; he is also the founder of Asterisk*, a Toronto-based conductorless chamber orchestra. In April, Mr. Huang was a recent winner of the 2017 Glenn Gould School Chamber Competition placing first in the duo category with Chu-Yi Duo, the duo was awarded the grand prize a performance with the Montrose Trio in their debut in Koener Hall. Mr. Huang also placed second and third in the chamber category with the Louise String Quartet and the Eastern Trio. An alumnus of the Canadian Opera Company Academy. Mr. Huang performed in the Canadian Opera Company’s 2016 season premiere of Wagner’s Siegfried. He performs regularly with Symphony Nova Scotia, an orchestra with which he has also appeared as soloist. Mr. Huang has also been featured as soloist with the Chebucto Symphony Orchestra, Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra, and Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra. The second prize winner of the 2015 Canadian Music Competition and the 2013 Kiwanis Rosebowl, Mr. Huang has also won numerous national competitions in Taiwan. In the Dalhousie Universiry Concerto Competition and the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra Competition, he won top prizes. Mr. Huang has recently received his Artist Diploma as a Temerty Family Fellow at The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music, studied with Paul Kantor and Barry Shiffman; having previously earned his Bachelor of Music from Dalhousie University under the tutelage of Philippe Djokic.