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 joined the Endless Mountain Music Festival Orchestra as concertmaster in 2018. She also served as acting a concertmaster and principal positions in SFSO.
Hua Jin was born into a musical family, beginning her violin studies at the age of four. By the age of 12, she had won a national audition and was accepted to the Central National Conservatory of Music in Beijing. At the age of 15, She won the grand prize at the Chinese National Violin Competition in Beijing. As a soloist, she performed on tours throughout northern China. After coming to America, Hua was a featured soloist for film composer Franz Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy and The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan-Williams.
In 2021, Hua performed Piazzolla’s The Four Seasons as a soloist with the Endless Mountain Music Festival Orchestra. As an active soloist, she also performed Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons with an orchestra in South Korea.
Hua is an active chamber musician in the Indianapolis area and at music festivals. She also coached chamber music ensembles and teaches violin studies at the Heifetz Music Festival in South Korea.
“In addition to my music performances, I like to play chamber music and teach private violin students,” says Hua. “I like teaching. It gives me joy when I see my students progressing and I learn a lot from teaching.”
Before Hua joined ISO, she held the positions of assistant concertmaster in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, associate concertmaster for the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra; and associate concertmaster of East Lansing Symphony Orchestra.
Hua Jin received a Bachelor of Music Performance at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music under Professor Ding Zhinuo. After she was invited as a visiting scholar in Michigan, she studied under I-Fu Wang Blair Melton, professor of violin at Northeastern Illinois University and member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well as Jeffrey Applegate of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.