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Margery Hwang

Mimi HwangLecturer

Departmental Responsibilities:
Applied Cello
Chamber Music

San Francisco Conservatory of Music, MM
New England Conservatory of Music, BM

The daughter of Chinese immigrants, cellist Margery Hwang was born and raised in Los Angeles. She was a founding member of the Franciscan String Quartet, First Prize winner of the Banff International String Quartet Competition and top prize winner of the Evian International String Quartet Competition. The Quartet performed in concert halls throughout North America, Europe and Asia, including Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and Casals Hall in Tokyo. The Quartet held the position of Wardwell Fellows at the Yale School of Music and was Quartet-in-Residence at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, where Ms. Hwang was on the faculty of the Department of Music. She has recorded for Verdi Records. She has also performed with the Tokyo, Ying, Colorado and Ciompi Quartets as well as Raphael Hillyer, Laurence Lesser and Michael Tree.  She was a member of the Peabody Trio, winners of the Naumberg Chamber Music Award.  As a soloist, Ms. Hwang has performed with the Beijing Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra.  She received the Master’s Degree at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Bachelor’s Degree with Distinction at the New England Conservatory of Music and studied with Bonnie Hampton, Laurence Lesser, Paul Katz and Eleonore Schoenfeld. She was a founding member of the Cello Divas and Quartos and has appeared in the festivals of Aspen, Banff, Norfolk, Roycroft, Skaneateles, and Yellow Barn.

Ms. Hwang is currently an Assistant Professor of Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music and a founding member and cellist of the Amenda Quartet.  She is also Co-Artistic Director of Yellow Barn Music School and Festival’s Young Artists Program, a three-week summer chamber music program for talented high school student, held in Putney, VT. Ms. Hwang serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rochester Area Community Foundation, where she chairs the Program-Distributions Committee. She also serves as a Trustee of the Arts and Cultural Council for Greater Rochester and lives in Brighton with her two daughters.

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