Seventeen-year-old violinist Grace Huh is a junior at San Jose’s Lynbrook High School. Currently she is a scholarship student of Ian Swensen at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Precollege Division and Eric Chin of the Telegraph Quartet. Her previous private teachers include Li Lin, Wei He, and Elbert Tsai. She has also performed in master classes and worked with acclaimed artists such as James Ehnes, Midori Goto, Ning Feng, Noah Bendix-Balgley, Joseph Swensen, David Kim, Jan Sloman, Almita Vamos, and William van der Sloot.
Huh made her solo debut at the age of 12 with the Palo Alto Philharmonic and has since soloed with the California Youth Symphony Senior Orchestra, Diablo Valley College Philharmonic Orchestra, KAMSA Youth Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and Golden State Youth Orchestra. Huh has won numerous competitions across the nation, including 2020 YoungArts winner of the National YoungArts Foundation, first place and the DVC Philharmonic Award at the DVC/HNU Young Artist String Competition in 2018, first place in the Pacific Musical Society Scholarship Competition in 2015 and 2018, and the Nafisa Taghioff prize in the Fremont Symphony Young Artist Competition in 2018.
A devoted orchestra musician, Huh has been a violinist in the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra for four seasons. This past winter, Huh was also a full scholarship student at the New York String Orchestra Seminar. In addition she was co-concertmaster of the Lynbrook High School Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra and the KAMSA Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Outside of the concert hall, Huh actively contributes to her community through music. She is the president of Music For Community, her school club that teaches the basics of music at her local elementary; cofounder of Clio Muses, a group that has performed monthly at Cupertino Healthcare and Wellness Center since 2016; cofounder of Quartet Cantare, a group that has raised more than $10,000 for families devastated in Northern California wildfires; and cofounder of the “Back to Bach” project in Alameda County, which inspires and encourages young schoolchildren to learn musical instruments. In light of the coronavirus, Clio Muses has started a virtual platform called The “Clio” Project, in which the group shares a 15-minute clip of ’60s or ’70s hit songs to more than 20 senior homes and rehabilitation centers throughout the Bay Area.