Hung-Tzu Chu (28)

Hung-Tzu Chu was born in Taiwan in 1993 and began playing the viola at the age of 9. She is currently pursuing her Konzertexamen degree at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold with Professor Veit Hertenstein and served as the Akademistin at the Nürnberger Symphoniker for the 2019/20 season. Previously, she completed her Postgraduate degree with Prof. Peter Langgartner in 2018 and also her Master of Music with Prof. Thomas Riebl in 2017, both at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. Prior to her studies in Europe, she graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, U.S.A. with a Bachelor of Music where she studied with Dimitri Murrath.

In 2016, Ms. Chu was the 'Special Prize “Karl Doktor Prize”' prize winner for the best Austro-German Performance at the XII Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition held at Isle of Man, British Isles. In the same year, she was a finalist at the Tertis Viola Competition held at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg.

Hung-Tzu has received important musical inspirations from master classes with notable mentors such as Nobuko Imai, Peijun Xu, Garth Knox, Roland Glassl, Barbara Westphal and Antoine Tamestit.

As an avid chamber musician, Ms. Chu has collaborated with Ingolf Turban, David Watkin, Valentin Erben and Krszysztof Chorzelski. She was also one of the retreat artists at the East Neuk Festival in East Neuk, Scotland in 2016. Most recently, she was selected as a scholar of “Villa Musica Foundation and Chamber- Music- Festival- Academy” which will commence from September 2021.

Hung-Tzu is currently playing on a modern viola from Bernd Hiller.