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Stéphanie Huang, cello

Born in 1996 into a family of musicians, Stéphanie Huang began playing the cello with her mother at a very young age. She gained her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels in the class run by Jeroen Reuling. She then went on to study at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris for her master’s degree, in the class given by Marc Coppey.

In November 2008 she won first prize at the Concours Dexia. At the age of 12, she made her debut at La Monnaie in Brussels in Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme. In July 2015 she obtained the Grand Prix at the Suggia International Cello Competition in Porto. She has won awards bestowed by the SPES, Mayer and Kriegelstein Foundations, and was selected for the 2019-2020 Jaroussky Academy, the prestigious 2019 Seiji Ozawa International Academy, and the Music Academy of Villecroze, studying with Frans Helmerson.

Stéphanie Huang has performed the major concertante repertoire (Dvořák, Elgar, Tchaikovsky, etc.) with various orchestras (Kamerfilharmonie van Vlaanderen, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Orquestra Sinfónica do Porto /Casa da Musica, etc.), led by conductors such as Michael Sanderling and Carlos Izcaray. She has also given recitals and performed as a chamber musician at various national and international festivals. She plays a “Thomas Bertrand” cello, generously granted by the Music Chapel.

Since September 2020, she is Artist in Residence at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel, under the direction of Gary Hoffman.

Scholarship by Foundation Engie