Ling Ling Huang started violin at the age of 4 with her mother, Lilan Z. Huang. She continued studying violin with Fredell Lack until her admission to the Cleveland Institute of Music at the age of 15. There, while studying with Paul Kantor, she won the concerto competition and performed the Stravinsky Violin Concerto with the CIM Orchestra. While at CIM, Ms. Huang was a member of the Ariadne String Quartet, with whom she won the bronze medal at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition Barstowe Prize. For her Master of Music graduation, she was awarded a special commendation for her comprehensive exams from Susan McClary.
Ms. Huang performed the Britten Violin Concerto with the Shepherd School Symphony as a result of winning the Concerto Competition in 2014 at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music where she continued her studies with Paul Kantor in the Artist Diploma Program. Her Artist Diploma projects included recitals of all ten Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano and the Beethoven Violin Concerto and partnerships with various shelters in Houston to bring classical music to people experiencing homelessness.
Ms. Huang is a current substitute violinist in the New York Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, Opera Columbus, ProMusica Columbus, and the Oregon Symphony. While at Rice University, she played frequently with the Houston Symphony, participating in their 2018 European Tour, the Houston Grand Opera, most recently for Siegfried and Götterdämerung, and has been the substitute concertmaster of the Houston Ballet Orchestra. In New York, she plays with the Experiential Orchestra, with whom she won a Grammy award in 2021, Music Kitchen, an organization that has partnered with Carnegie Hall to bring commissioned concerts to shelters, the Washington Heights Chamber Orchestra, and the Urban Playground Chamber Orchestra. She has appeared on The Tonight Show backing Gunna and Metroboomin and can be heard on various recordings, most recently the movie soundtrack for Judas and the Black Messiah. She has spent summers at Artosphere, Sunset Chamberfest LA, and for the last 8 years, the Grand Teton Music Festival.