Musician Bio

Joined the ISO: January 2009
Primary musical studies: Shanghai Conservatory of Music

After winning a nationwide audition in 2009, Hua became a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. She has been appointed as concertmaster and soloist of the Endless Mountain Music Festival Orchestra from 2018 to the present. Hua served as both associate and assistant concertmaster of Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and prior to then was associate concertmaster of Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist and founding member of Gaudi Trio she has performed internationally and has launched Trio Paradiso.

Hua was raised in an accomplished musical family, beginning her violin studies at the age of 4. At the age of 12, she won a nationwide audition and was selected to attend the Central National Conservatory of Music in Beijing. At 15 years old, she was awarded the Grand Prize at the Chinese National Violin Competition in Beijing, and subsequently performed regularly as a soloist on tours throughout northern China. Hua earned her bachelor’s in music performance at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

After coming to the United States, Hua continued as a featured concert soloist, performing composer Franz Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending.  As an active soloist, she performed Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons as well as Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as featured artist in an overseas music festival.

Hua is an active chamber musician locally and at music festivals.  She also coached chamber music ensembles and taught at the Heifetz Music Festival in JeJu, South Korea.

“In addition to my orchestra performances, I enjoy playing chamber music and a variety of other music styles,” says Hua. “I also like teaching.  It gratifies me to see my students progressing. All these elements give me the joy of a well-rounded music life.”

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