• Most Respected Classical Music Platform
  • #classicalForever

Three New York Philharmonic Violinists Awarded Tenure

Audrey Wright, Alina Kobialka, and I-Jung Huang were awarded tenure by Music Director Jaap van Zweden


Three violinists in the New York Philharmonic were recently awarded tenure by the orchestra's Music Director Jaap van Zweden.

Audrey Wright, Alina Kobialka, and I-Jung Huang were all appointed to the orchestra in 2022, and have now served the period required to be admitted as fully tenured members of the ensemble.

Originally from Taiwan, I-Jung Huang was a top prizewinner of the 2017 Ima Hogg Concerto Competition and the 2016 Hudson Valley String Competition; a Laureate of the 2015 Michael Hill International Violin Competition; a top prizewinner of the Taipei Symphony Orchestra “The Young Talent” competition and the Academy of Taiwan Strings Competition in Taiwan; and was the youngest musician selected at the Young Artist Taiwan Bank in 2011. She comes to the New York Philharmonic from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Alina Kobialka studied with Ilya Kaler at the Cleveland Institute, with Robert Lipsett and Danielle Belen at the Colburn School, Wei He at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s preparatory program, and Li Lin prior to that. She was named a laureate of the 2016 Irving M. Klein International Competition and received the Grand Prize at the Mondavi Center National Young Artists Competition. Kobialka made her solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony aged 14.

Previously the associate concertmaster of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and the current concertmaster of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Audrey Wright holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the New England Conservatory of Music and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland. She has appeared as a soloist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, New World Symphony, and Cape Symphony Orchestra.

"Congratulations to newly tenured violinists Audrey Wright, Alina Kobialka, and I-Jung Huang!" the orchestra wrote. "We are so happy for you! "

upcoming events

july 2024

16julAll Day27Johann Sebastian Bach International Cello & Baroque Cello Competition(All Day) Thomaskirche Leipzig, Thomaskirchhof, Thomaskirchhof 18, 04109 Leipzig, GermanyEvent Type :competitions Event TagsBaroque Cello Competition,Cello Competition,Johann Sebastian Bach International Cello Competition

august 2024

19augAll Day24Tibor Varga International Junior Violin Competition(All Day) Ferme-Asile, Promenade des Pêcheurs 10 1950 Sion SuisseEvent Type :competitions Event Tagscompetition,Tibor Varga

22augAll Day01sepKloster Schöntal International Violin Competition(All Day) Schöntal Monastery, Klosterhof 6, 74214 Schöntal, GermanyEvent Type :competitions Event TagsKloster Schöntal International Violin Competition

26augAll Day30London Classic Violin Competition(All Day) Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Rd, South Kensington, London SW7 2BS, United KingdomEvent Type :competitions Event TagsClassic Violin Olympus International Competition,violin competition

30augAll Day01sepBanff International String Quartet Festival(All Day) The Banff Centre, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive Box 1020 Banff T1L 1H5 Canada Event Type :Other Event TagsBanff International String Quartet Festival,string quartet


Get ALL our latest conveniently by EMAIL

Our newsletter is trusted by over 100,000+ industry professionals around the world

We deliver news straight to your inbox and will never share your data.
You'll never miss a beat!

click left click right