Principal Second Violin
Michael and Arlene Weiss Chair
Alicia Hui, currently Principal Second Violin of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, began her musical studies at the age of four and made her orchestral debut at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, MD at age nine. Since then, she has served as soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Arlington Symphony, Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra, Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Firelands Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Zurich Symphony Orchestra, Latvian Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, and Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Hui was accepted into the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA at age eleven, where she studied with Victor Danchenko and received her bachelor’s degree at age sixteen. She received her master’s degree and Artist Diploma from the Cleveland Institute of Music under the tutelage of David Cerone, Paul Kantor, and William Preucil. In addition to her current position with the Columbus Symphony, Ms. Hui is also a member of the Columbus Ohio Discovery Ensemble, a member of the Cygnus String Quartet, and a regular performer and Director of Community Engagement at the VIVO Music Festival. She also has served as Guest Concertmaster with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Concertmaster of the Akron Symphony Orchestra and the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Second Violin of the Canton Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Hui has participated and performed at the Ishikawa Music Festival in Japan, Soesterberg Music Festival in Amsterdam, Keshet Eilon Mastercourse, and Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival. In addition, she has been awarded fellowships at the Perlman Music Program, National Repertory Orchestra, Aspen Music Festival, Banff Chamber Music Festival, and Bowdoin International Music Festival.