Empowering Students Through the Joy of Music and the Arts


YiFang Huang, a native of Taiwan, began playing the piano at age seven and viola at age nine. She received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance at the Juilliard School and Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Rutgers University. Her teachers and mentors include Martin Canin, Heidi Castleman, Susan Starr, and Steven Tenenbom. As soloist, chamber musician and collaborative pianist, Ms. Huang has performed in venues including Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Louvre Museum, Grenoble Museum, Walt Disney Concert Hall and National Concert Hall in Taiwan. She performed at the New York Philharmonic Ensembles at Merkin Hall, Perlman Music Program, OK Mozart Festival, International Viola Congress, Interlochen Viola Institute, Great Mountains Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and Music Academy of the West, and has premiered works by contemporary composers Somei Satao, Stuart Smith and Alessandro Solbiati.


In 2008, Ms. Huang was both guest lecturer and collaborative pianist at the International Viola Congress. She has worked with top prize winners in the William Primrose Viola Competition, Lionel Tertis Viola Competition, Munich Viola Competition and with musicians from the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Her radio credits include WQXR; Radio France; WWFM 89.1, The Classical Network; and Public Radio Tulsa. She recorded the Loeffler Two Rhapsodies with New York Philharmonic principal violist Cynthia Phelps and associate principal oboist Sherry Sylar. 


Viola has been the focus of her pedagogy for the past 13 years. She is a member of the Juilliard Pre-College viola faculty and the artistic administrator and repertoire coach of the ACHT viola studio at the Juilliard college division. She serves on the viola faculty and is a chamber music coach at the Special Music School at the Kaufman Music Center. Also, she joined the Online Solo Strings Intensive (OSSI) viola faculty in 2023.