Winnie Huang is a Chinese-Australian violinist, violist and gestural performance artist currently based between Belgium and France. An active performer of new music, Winnie is a founding member and solo violinist of Paris based new music ensemble soundinitiative, part of the collective lovemusic, and co-founder and member of performative duo LookOut.
She continually works with emerging and established composers, such as Bernhard Lang, Philippe Manoury, Charlie Sdraulig, Alexander Schubert, Jessie Marino, Mauro Lanza, Georges Aperghis, Raphael Cendo, Joanna Bailie and Peter Ablinger, and regularly performs with international ensembles such as Ensemble Linea (FR), Lucilin Ensemble (LUX), MAM (DE), and Australian ensemble Argonaut. Winnie frequently performs at international festivals such as Ars Musica, Musikfest Berlin, Manifeste, Klang Festival, Festival Royaumont, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, Lucerne Festival, Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik in Darmstadt, Ruhrtriennale, BIFEM, Brisbane Festival, among others.
Career highlights have included solo performances at the Berlin Philharmonie (DE), KKL Lucerne (CH) and this year, a solo performance at the Elb Philharmonie (DE), among many international ensemble tours.
An engaging teacher, Winnie has consistently taught in Australia, France and Belgium. She has frequently guest tutored at many major institutions including The Raffles Institution and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (SNG) and The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at Tel Aviv University (IR). She has guest lectured at the Orpheus Institute (BE), École Supérieure d'Art de Lorraine (FR), at Melbourne University and Monash University (AUS) and currently teaches at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp (BE) in musical-gestural works.
Winnie’s strong interest in the performance of musical-gestural pieces is explored frequently through collaborating with composers, developing highly gestural contemporary works, while academically, Winnie continues research in the field of musical-gestures and physical performance awareness through her post-graduate studies.
Photo credit: Mathilde Blum