A native of Taiwan, Huei Chiang was born in 1980 in Taipei. She received her first piano lessons at age of four, and a year later began studying the violin. She attended specialist Music Schools and won piano and violin prizes in Taipei’s Competitions.
Following her graduation from the Affiliated Junior High School of the National Taiwan University in 1996, she moved to Austria in order to continue her violin studies with Maestro Ruggiero Ricci and his assistant Chris Nicholls at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. She attended masterclasses with Viktor Pikaizen and Mauricio Fuchs, studied chamber music with the Hagen Quartet and performed as a member of the Leopold Mozart Orchester in Austria and in Germany.
In 1999 she accepted a position as a first violinist in the Orquestra de Cambra de L’Empordà, at the same time as completing her studies at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. A year later, she graduated having attained the first Diploma with Distinction.
Since 1999, Huei Chiang has lived in Spain, performing with the Orquestra de Cambra de L’Empordà. Since 2002, she has been the assistant concertmaster of the same orchestra, and also of the Orquestra Filharmònica de Catalunya. She has performed in this capacity and as soloist throughout Spain and Europe, in the USA, Argentina, Canada, Malaysia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan and China.
She has participated in several international competitions and in 2005, she won the 3rd prize in the International Louise Henriette Competition in Germany, where she was also awarded the loan of an Italian master violin by the Maggini foundation in Switzerland.
In 2006 she was invited to participate in the Lucerne Festival Academy where she worked with members of the Ensemble InterContemporain and performed concerts under the direction of Daniel Reuss and Pierre Boulez in the Lucerne Festival. In 2007, she formed a piano trio in Cologne, Germany, where the trio studied contemporary chamber music repertoire with Pierre-Laurent Aimard. In November 2010, she collaborated with the Ensemble DuoPlus(Germany) when it was invited to perform in the“3rd New Music Week” Festival in Shanghai Music conservatory, and to give concerts and masterclasses in China and in Taiwan (Wuhan Conservatory of Music, Changing University in Jinzhou, Hangzhou Normal University, Forum Auditorium in Taipei, lecture concert in Taipei Municipal University of Education, Masterclass in the Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University).
Beside playing, Huei has also developed her talent in writing in a very early age, her childhood dreams were to become a musician and a writer. To see her articles in Chinese, please visit her blog http://hueichiang.blogspot.com/, where you can find her articles about traveling as a professional musician, poems and short stories inspired by everyday life.