Winnie Huang

Field of Practice:

Aural & Physical


Solitude fellowship

City, Country:

Cologne, Germany

Melbourne, Australia


2023, 2022, 2023


June 2024 - Sept 2024

June 2025 - Sept 2025


Winnie Huang is a Chinese-Australian violinist, violist, gestural performance artist, and composer currently based in Germany.

An active performer of new music, Huang is a co-artistic director and violinist of a Paris-based new music ensemble »soundinitiative«. As one of the Lucerne Contemporary Leaders, Huang is also currently co-curating the annual Lucerne Forward Festival and violin coach at the summer Lucerne Festival Academy. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for Eavesdropping London.

She continually works with emerging and established composers and regularly collaborates with international ensembles performing frequently at international festivals. Career highlights have included solo performances at the Berlin Philharmonie (Berlin/Germany), KKL Lucerne (Switzerland), and the Elb Philharmonie, (Hamburg/Germany), among many international solo and ensemble tours in Europe, the USA, and Australia.

Her strong interest in the performance of musical-gestural works is explored through her original compositions and collaboration with other composers, developing highly gestural contemporary works. Academically, Winnie’s doctoral artistic research was on interdisciplinary musical-gestural performance and collaborative processes, and she is expanding her artistic research further in those fields. Currently, Winnie Huang is Junior Professor of Artistic Research at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln/Germany.