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Sylvia Huang


Appreciated for her "true lyricism and her touching musicality, her simplicity and her sensitivity", and delivering a "wide color palette" (Le Soir), the Belgian violinist Sylvia Huang is described as a “moving and honest” musician with a “rich sound” (De Standaard). In 2019 she became laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Competition and won the two audience prizes: the Musiq'3 Prize and the Canvas-Klara Prijs. She also received the Caecilia Prize of the Young Musician of the Year 2019 by the Union de la Presse Musicale Belge.Sylvia has been a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam since August 2014. As a passionate chamber musician, she founded the GoYa Quartet Amsterdam with three of her RCO colleagues. After having won the prestigious "Prix de Salon 2015" awarded by the business network of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the GoYa Quartet Amsterdam was able to make recordings of two live performances of all Brahms and Schumann string quartets. She has collaborated with many orchestras such as the Belgian National Orchestra, the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Mechelskamerorkest, the Kamerfilharmonie van Vlaanderen, the Bad Reichenhall Philharmoniker, in halls such as the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Flagey, the Vlaamse Opera in Gent, deSingel in Antwerp, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She took part in several international festivals including B-Classic Festival van Vlaanderen, Les Echappées Musicales du Médoc, Festival Musiq’3, Klara in deSingel, Collegium Vocale Crete Senesi and the Festivals de Wallonie. Born in 1994, Sylvia had her first violin lessons with her father and continued her studies at the Académie des Arts de la Ville de Bruxelles, and later on with Alexei Moshkov and Liviu Prunaru. She won first prize at the Belfius Classics National Musical Competition in 2004 and at the Lions European Musical Competition in 2008. She was a member of the European Union Youth Orchestra from 2009 to 2010 before joining the second violin section of the Belgian National Orchestra in September 2012. She was promoted to the position of co-principal violinist in 2013 before joining the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra a year later. She plays on a Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi from 1751, on loan from the RCO Foundation