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Met Opera Orchestra Promotes New Principal 2nd Violinist

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra has today announced the appointment of Shenghua ‘Simon’ Hu as their new Principal 2nd Violinist

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, in New York has today announced the appointment of 29 year old Chinese-born Shenghua ‘Simon’ Hu as their new Principal 2nd Violinist.

A graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory and the University of Cincinnati Conservatory, where he studied with Fan LeiKurt Sassmannshaus and Albert Markov, Shenghua is a former major prize winner at the Paganini and Sarasate International Violin Competitions.

He has served as a section 2nd violinist with the Met Opera Orchestra since 2015.

The orchestra has indicated they narrowed their search from 14 semi-finalists and 3 finalists.

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