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Diapason Quartet

First Violin Bin Huang 

Second Violin:Min Yang

Violist:Born Lau

Cellist:Shi Chengyan

First Violin :Bin Huang

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Bin Huang, one of the most outstanding violinists from China won the  First Prize at the Junior Wieniawski International Violin Competition at age 14. She has maintained international prominence, winning both the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy, and the Munich (ARD) International Music Competition in Munich, Germany. Ms. Huang has been universally lauded for her interpretive and technical skills, hailed as “a winner in what matters the most” (The Washington Post) and “a talent that leaves a listener flabbergasted.” (The Sun, Baltimore)

Bin Huang concert career has taken her throughout the world, playing with leading orchestras in important venues. Bin Huang’s live recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto on Paganini’s own violin the "Cannon," released by Dynamic label (2013) is the only existing live recording captured with that legendary instrument. Diapason praised it as "an interpretation of the highest class.” Bin Huang’s Baroque Violin Favourites released by Naxos (2003) was given the Editor’s choice in the American Record Guide. Her recording of The Christmas Story on Dynamic (2013) and The Complete Mozart Violin Sonatas onVermeer (2017)has also won critical acclaim. Her live performance of the complete Mozart concertos with the Carlo Felice Theater Orchestra in 2017 has been released recently under the Carlo Felice Theatre Archives.

In Sep 2019, Bin Huang and Pianist Zhou Yu Bo, Cellist Alexander Suleiman’ s trio recording won the OPUS KLASSIK Prize in Germany. 

Bin Huang received her doctorate degree at the Eastman School of Music, where she worked later on as an associate professor of violin. Bin Huang also taught at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and was a jury member at the 53rd and 55th Paganini International Violin Competition. 

The famous Italian violin Fiorini used by Huang Bin, made in 1888, was sponsored by the Yu Art Foundation.

Second Violin:Min Yang


Min Yang was born into a musical family in Beijing. She started to play the violin from the age of five and gave her first public concert the following year. She entered the attached primary school of the Central Conservatory of Music at the age of 8, later on attended the Conservatory itself.

After her studies in China, Min Yang was offered a full scholarship by the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Over the next two years she gave a number of recitals across England and Wales whilst studying with Russian violinist Lydia Mordkovitch. She graduated with Diplomas of “Advanced studies in Musical Performance” and “Professional Performance”.

Min Yang worked with the B.B.C. Philharmonic Orchestra after she finished her studies at the R.N.C.M. Three years later, she was appointed as Assistant Concert Master with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Since then, Min Yang has been invited as guest Concert Master with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the B.B.C. Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and

guest co-master with the Hallé Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Min Yang held the No.4 position in the first violins in the London Symphony Orchestra for five years, as well as giving solo recitals, concertos, chamber music concerts throughout Europe, Far East, and the Middle East.

She is currently the Head of Chamber Music and Orchestral Studies at the China Conservatory of Music.

Violist: Born Lau



Praised for his “immaculately refined” playing (The Philadelphia Inquirer), violist Born Lau has appeared internationally both as a soloist and chamber musician. A prizewinner of the Primrose International Viola Competition and the Astral National Auditions, he enjoys a career spanning three continents. Career highlights include performances as a soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and Trondheim Soloists, performance at the Henry A. Kissinger Prize ceremony in Berlin, and a concert with the esteemed Tokyo String Quartet in Los Angeles. Lau has served as Principal Violist of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, as well as Guest Principal Violist of San Diego Symphony, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Lau received his education from the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Colburn Conservatory of Music. He has studied with viola teachers including Roberto Diaz, Paul Coletti and Richard Fleischman. Chamber music studies with members of the Emerson, Guarneri and Tokyo String Quartets.

As an educator, Lau has given viola master classes throughout the world, including the Royal Academy of Music, Soochow University, the New World School of the Arts, Washington Conservatory of Music, and the Baptist University. He is currently the Professor of Viola at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

Cellist: Shi Chengyan


Shi Chengyan was born in Zhengzhou, Henan Province in 1990. Since 2003, he has been enrolled in the middle school of the Central Conservatory of Music. He studied with professor Ma Wen, and in 2008 won the second place in the youth group of the Romanian Janigro International Cello Competition. From 2009 to 2013, he went to the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, USA, where he studied with the Guarari String Quartet cellist Peter Wiley and the principle cellist of New York Philharmonic Carter Brey. He graduated from the Berlin Conservatory of Music “Hans Eisler” in 2017 with a master's degree under Prof.Stephan Forck. During the study, he was the assistant principal cellist at the National Orchestra of Belgium. He participated many master classes such as the Masterclass in Kronberg, and held solo and recital concerts in Washington, Philadelphia, Berlin, Santa Barbara, Brussels, Beijing, Shanghai, etc.

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