Ling Ling Huang, Violin
Ling Ling Huang started violin at the age of 4 with her mother Lilan Z. Huang. She continued studying violin with Fredell Lack from the age of 10 until her admission into the undergraduate program at the Cleveland Institute of Music at the age of 15. There, while studying with Paul Kantor, she won the concerto competition and performed the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the C.I.M. Orchestra. An active chamber musician, Ling Ling won the Milhaud Prize with her trio and participated in the Intensive Quartet Seminar at the Cleveland Institute of Music as a member of the Ariadne String Quartet. The Ariadne String Quartet won the 2012 bronze medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Barstowe String Prize at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition. She currently plays as a substitute member of the Houston Symphony and the Houston Grand Opera and has served as guest concertmaster of the Houston Ballet Orchestra. Most recently, Ling Ling won the Concerto Competition in 2014 at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music and performed the Britten Violin Concerto with the Shepherd School Symphony in April 2015. She is continuing her studies with Paul Kantor at Rice University as an Artist Diploma student. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to music, and writing about these things on her website www.linglinghuang.com.