Julia Hu – Viola

Taiwanese – American vioist, Julia Chu – Ying Hu, has been a permanent member of the Orquestra de la Communitat Valenciana since 2006. Ms. Hu started her musical education at the age of 5 with violin, piano and the Chinese classical instrument, the erhu. She received her bachelor degree in violin and piano in Taiwan Soo-Chow University, masters degree in viola and professional studies of orchestra at Manhattan School of Music, her orchestral diploma from Hochschule Musik und Theater in Zürich, and is also currently a candidate for Doctor of Music at the City University of New York.

As an active chamber music player and soloist, Ms. Hu is a regular artist of the New York viola Society, New York Formosa Music Society, and Nuance Chamber Ensemble with which she has performed and recorded in North America and Asia since 2004. In 2001, Ms. Hu was the winner of the Young Artist International Competition, and gave her debut recital in Carnegie Hall to critical acclaim. Ms. Hu currently gives recitals and masterclasses regularly in Taiwan, Spain and the United States.