The Colburn Conservatory of Music
USC Thornton School of Music String Department
Faculty, Azusa Pacific University, College of Music and the Arts
Recognized for her virtuosic technique and superb artistry, violinist Xika Huang has performed on five continents, including in famous venues like Carnegie Hall, Disney Concert Hall, Place Flagey Hall in Belgium , KKL Concert Hall in Lucerne and more. Ms.Huang has performed with the New York Philharmonic under the leadership of Maestro Lorin Maazel at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. She has performed as the soloist with the China National Symphony Orchestra, Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, Fujian Philharmonic Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, OCSA Orchestra, LA Dream Orchestra, The Colburn Conservatory Orchestra, Zhengzhou Symphony Orchestra, and more. Ms. Huang has served as concertmaster of the USC Thornton Symphony Orchestra, the Colburn Conservatory Orchestra the Shanghai Conservatory Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Huang is the Grand Prize winner of the Concert Artist International Competition in 2019, Gold Prize winner of the Manhattan International Music Competition in 2018, She has also won top prizes at the Mozart International Music Competition in 2010, Loeb/Louviere International Music Competition, 2011, Menuhin International violin competition in Beijing, 2012, and the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in Brussels, Belgium in 2015.
Ms. Huang has participated in a number of Festival programs. She performed as a full scholarship scholar in the Holland International Music Sessions in 2013. She was a New Horizons Fellow in the Aspen Festival (2010-2013). In 2007, she participated in the Goslar Music Festival in Hannover, Germany at the invitation of the renowned Hatto Beyerle.
Born in Gulangyu, China, Ms. Huang began violin lessons with her father at age five. Subsequently, she received professional education at the University of Southern California, the Colburn Conservatory of Music, and Shanghai Conservatory on full scholarships. Her prominent artist teachers include Glenn Dicterow, Robert Lipsett, Arnold Steinhardt, and Xiaolei Ding. She also performed at master classes for Midori Goto, Hatto Beyerle, Gary Graffman, Elizabeth Pitcairn, Gil Shaham, the Tokyo String Quartet, and the Ébène String Quartet.
Currently, Ms. Huang is on the violin faculty of Azusa Pacific University and she holds the Distinguished Master Studio Violin Chair at the Xiamen Music School. She has given master classes at major schools around the world. Ms. Huang’s goal is to share the beautiful musical fabric that she creates with audiences throughout the world.