Praised by The Baltimore Sun for her “impeccable technique…deeply expressive phrasing…and poetic weight,” Sirena Huang is one of her generation’s most celebrated violinists. Huang made her solo debut with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra at the age of nine, and has performed in eighteen countries across three continents. She has been featured as a soloist with more than fifty prestigious ensembles, including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Russian Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, and the Staatskapelle Weimar in Germany.
Huang has been the recipient of numerous accolades and awards. Most recently, in February of 2017, Huang was awarded First Prize at the inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition and in March, she was awarded the winner of the New York Concert Artist. In 2009, she won First Prize Gold Medalist of the 6th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians. She won First Prize and the Audience Award at the Cooper International Competition in 2011. That same year, she was also named the first Artist-in-Residence of Hartford Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, she was awarded the Hannloser Prize for Violin at the Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland and in 2016.
Motivated by a deep wish to inspire peace and harmony with her music, Huang has performed before world leaders, thinkers and humanitarians, including the President Obama, Elie Wiesel and President Sarkozy. At age eleven, she gave a TED talk that garnered more than 2.5 million views.