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Congratulations to Buzz for winning the OPUS prize in category CONCERT OF THE YEAR – Varied Repertoires (répertoires multiples) for their Feb. 28, 2013 concert celebrating the ensemble’s 10th anniversary (Spectacle 10e Anniversaire). Notification in French & English. Lemon Bucket Orkestra has been nominated for a 2014 JUNO Award. Their album Lume, Lume has been […]

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MingHuan Xu

Chinese-Canadian violinist is a multi-faceted performer

with unique communicative abilities who delights audiences with her passion, incredible technique, sensitivity and charisma. Her versatility allows her to perform an eclectic mix of musical styles ranging from standard to avant-garde contemporary repertoire. She has performed extensively as a concerto soloist, duo-recitalist and chamber musician across China, Europe, North America and South America.

As a champion of contemporary music, MingHuan plays the works of established masters and emerging young composers; her passions involve multi-disciplinary projects, including collaborations with electronic media.

MingHuan studied at the Curtis Institute of Music, Interlochen Arts Academy, Northwestern University and Stony Brook University. Previously Assistant Professor of Violin at Grand Valley State University, she is now on faculty at Loyola University in Chicago.

MingHuan plays on a 1758 Nicolas Gagliano violin.

Performance highlights

MingHuan’s recital and chamber music performances have brought her to Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space and the Smithsonian Institute. She has appeared at the Colours of Music Festival, Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, Mammoth Lakes Music Festival, SoundaXis Festival, Triada Music Festival and X-Avant Festival.

She tours extensively as a part of Duo Diorama with her husband, pianist Winston Choi, and is a member of Pivot Chamber Soloists. Performances have included live broadcasts on National Public Radio, WFMT (Chicago) and CBC Radio.

At the age of 18, she made her New York debut as a soloist with the New York Youth Symphony Orchestra and has since performed with the Birmingham, Cathedral Bluffs, Cheyenne, Manchester, Midland-Odessa, Kamloops, Oak Ridge and Lakeshore symphony orchestras, the Northshore Chamber Orchestra and the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra.