Since her debut at the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in 2008, violinist Susan Hwang has been regularly performing as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. She has appeared in prestigious venues such as the Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center, the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, and the Helsinki Music Centre.
Prior to joining the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Ms. Hwang performed with the Finnish National Opera, premiering Shostakovich’s Die Nase in Helsinki with the FNO and performin g Elektra with Esa-Pekka Salonen at the Baltic Sea Festival in Stockholm. Ms. Hwang also premiered a newly choreographed Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet with the Finnish National Ballet in 2016.
In previous years, Ms. Hwang served as the concertmaster for the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” at St. John the Divine Cathedral as well as the concertmaster of the National Orchestral Institute Chamber Orchestra where she worked with conductors Teddy Abrams, Osmo Vänskä, and James Ross. She has also recorded works for the NAXOS classical music label.
Ms. Hwang received her Bachelor and Masters of Music at the Manhattan School of Music as the recipient of the Selma W. Berkman Scholarship studying with Isaac Malkin.
Aside from performing, Ms. Hwang enjoys teaching and has a private teaching studio in New York City.