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Sue-Ying Koang

Sue-Ying Koang graduated from the conservatories of Lyon, Berlin, Boston and the Haute École de Musique de Genève in violin, baroque violin and pedagogy.

First principal with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège from 2004 to 2011, she then specialised in historical practice and devotes most of her activity to the baroque and classical repertoires.

As an interpreter, she performs on the major international stages (Opéra Bastille, Philharmonie de Paris, Wiener Staatsoper, Lincoln Center in New York, Grand Théâtre de Genève, etc.) with specialised ensembles such as La Fenice (Jean Tubéry), Cappella Mediterranea (Leonardo García Alarcón), Les Arts Florissants (William Christie) or Pygmalion (Raphaël Pichon).

Her interest in chamber music has given her the opportunity to collaborate with the Terpsycordes Quartet, Archi Luminosi, l’Armée des Romantiques as well as with the pianist Michel Kiener and the cellist Mathieu Rouquié.

An enthusiastic teacher, Sue-Ying taught at the Conservatoire Royal de Liège from 2005 to 2011 and lectures at the Haute École de Musique de Lausanne and Sion (Switzerland) on aspects of historical practice. She teaches at the Université populaire de Lausanne and also teaches privately.

Curious about other musical traditions, she joins forces with Salvatore Meccio (voice, guitar, chitarra battente, percussion) in repertoires inspired by the tradition of southern Italy.

An album entitled Dalla biblioteca di Vivaldi? devoted to anonymous eighteenth-century sonatas for violin and basso continuo was released on the Calliope label in November 2021 in collaboration with the harpsichordist Vincent Bernhardt.

Photo: Elena Budnikova
Photo: Elena Budnikova

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