Victoria Chiang

Instrumental Focus

  • viola

Victoria Chiang is professor of viola at the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Her recordings of the viola concertos of Stamitz and Hoffmeister, and of the Sinfonia Concertante by Ignaz Pleyel, can be found on the Naxos label.  Career highlights include appearances with the National Philharmonic Orchestra, Romanian State Philharmonics of Constanta and Târgu Mureș, the Duluth Superior Symphony, and solo performances at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and at the International Viola Congress. Ms. Chiang has collaborated as guest artist with the Guarneri, Takács, Tokyo, American, Arianna, and Pro Arte string quartets and is a founding member of the Aspen String Trio. Other festival appearances include Domaine Forget, Madeline Island Chamber Music Festival, The Heifetz International Music Institute, and the Perlman Music Program Winter Residency. Ms. Chiang recently joined the faculty at Mercer University’s McDuffie Center for Strings, where she shares a studio with Rebecca Albers. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a master’s degree and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Her principal teachers include Heidi Castleman and Masao Kawasaki, viola, and Dorothy DeLay and Kurt Sassmannshaus, violin. Ms. Chiang first came to Aspen as a student in 1985.