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Violinist Sylvia Huang reaches finals Queen Elisabeth Competition

12 May 2019

Sylvia Huang, first violinist in the Concertgebouworkest, has reached the finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2019 in Brussels.

Sylvia Huang (photo: Mladen Pikulic)
Sylvia Huang (photo: Mladen Pikulic)

Twenty-five years old, Huang is the only Belgian contestant and the first Belgian to reach the finals of the prestigious competition. Sylvia Huang, first violinist of the Concertgebouworkest since 2014, is still the youngest member of the Amsterdam orchestra. In the final week of the competition, taking place from 20 to 25 May at BOZAR in Brussels, she will be one of the twelve finalists. On the first day of the final week, Monday 20 May, Sylvia Huang performing Dvořák’s Violin Concerto in A minor and a newly composed work by Finnish composer Kimmo Hakola with the  Belgian National Orchestra under Hugh Wolff.

The other finalists are Stella Chen (USA), Timothy Chooi (Canada), Ioana Cristina Goicea (Romania), Luke Hsu (USA), Stephen Kim (USA), Shannon Lee (Canada), Seiji Okamoto (Japan), Júlia Pusker (Hungary), Eva Rabchevska (Ukraine), Ji Won Song (South-Korea) and Yukiko Uno (Japan).

Video recordings of her performances are available on demand on Canvas:

  • recital -  solo and with piano accompaniment
  • concerto - with orchestra