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Tzu-Wei Jack Huang

Cello

Tzu-Wei Jack Huang

Taiwanese cellist Tzu-Wei Jack Huang recently made his concerto debut with the Jenaer Philharmonie at Neue Weimarhalle, Germany. Serving as the principal cellist of the Asian Youth Orchestra in 2015, Tzu-Wei appeared in the documentary film In Search of Perfect Consonance, directed by the Oscar-winning filmmaker Ruby Yang. Over the years, he has participated in music festivals, including the Music Academy of the West, the Bowdoin International Music Festival, the International Summer Academy of Mozarteum University in Salzburg, the Taipei Music Academy & Festival, and the Taos School of Music. In 2021, Mr. Huang served as guest cello principal of the Taiwan Philharmonic/ National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jun Märkl, performing in the National Concert Hall and National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan.
Tzu-Wei actively performs in prize-winning chamber ensembles in Taiwan, Italy, and the United States. His chamber ensembles won the Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition in 2018 and 2023; they performed in masterclasses by Shai Wosner and Joseph Kalichstein at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. His clarinet trio, Trio Astralis, won the Journey to the Dreams chamber music program and J. S. Bach New Voice Award in 2021. Starting in 2021, he has engaged in concert tours and community outreach programs, serving as cello principal of Counterpoint Ensemble and a member of Taiwan Connection, collaborating with international musicians including Nai-Yuan Hu, Paul Neubauer, Andrew Bain, Scott Lee, and Patrick Jee. In 2022, he founded the Morningside Heights Ensemble, dedicated to enriching the classical music scene in Taiwan by programming innovative concert series that reflect social issues and promote music by underrepresented composers.
Mr. Huang completed his Bachelor of Music in 2019 at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Philippe Muller. As a recipient of the Yolanda Sardi Schwartzman Scholarship Fund and E. & W. Naumburg Scholarship, he received his Master of Music in 2021 at the Juilliard School, studying with Richard Aaron. He currently studies with Julia Lichten for his Doctoral of Musical Arts at Manhattan School of Music. In 2023, Mr. Huang was appointed as the Teaching Assistant of the Music History Department and the Doctoral Fellow of the Center for Career Readiness and Community Impact at Manhattan School of Music.

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