First photo by Vanessa Briceño Photography
Violinist and violist Luosha Fang has performed as a violin soloist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, and the American, Atlantic, West Virginia, and Bay-Atlantic Symphonies. She recorded George Tsontakis’s double violin concerto Unforgettable with the Albany Symphony Orchestra for release on Naxos Records. As a violist she has performed as soloist with the New Japan Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, TOHO-Gakuen Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, and the Hiroshima and Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestras.
Ms. Fang is a winner of international competitions on both instruments, including the 2019 Classic Strings International Competition in Vienna and the 2018 Tokyo International Viola Competition. She was a winner of Astral Artists’ 2013 National Auditions and the S&R Foundation’s 2015 Washington Award, as both violinist and violist. She has played in the Marlboro, Krzyzowa, Kronberg, Ravinia, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Bard Music, Caramoor, Aspen, Music from Angel Fire, and Incontri in Terra di Siena Festivals. During 2021 and 2022 she was violist of the Pavel Haas Quartet in Prague, with whom she recorded works by Brahms.
Ms. Fang has performed at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Library of Congress, Kioi Hall in Tokyo, De Bijloke in Gent, the Graz and Vienna Musikvereins, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Meistersingerhalle in Nuremberg, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Muzikgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall in London, the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, the Flagey Piano Days in Brussels and the East Neuk Festival in Scotland.
After graduating from the Bard College Conservatory of Music with degrees in violin and Russian Studies, she attended the Curtis Institute of Music. In 2016 she entered the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid as a viola student. In Fall 2019 she was invited to teach at the Bard College Conservatory of Music as instructor of violin/viola.
Ms. Fang has also collaborated with the Almanac Dance Circus Theatre and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She studied acting and theater at Bard College and the University of Pennsylvania. She plays on a Pietro Guarneri violin made in 1734 and a Dominique Peccatte bow kindly loaned by Dr. Ryuji Ueno.
Ms. Fang will perform with The Orchestra Now on April 30 and May 4, 2023.
Bio: April 2023