Met Opera Orchestra Promotes New Principal 2nd Violinist

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra has today announced the appointment of Shenghua ‘Simon’ Hu as their new Principal 2nd Violinist

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ShenGhua Simon Hu Met Orchestra

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, in New York has today announced the appointment of 29 year old Chinese-born Shenghua ‘Simon’ Hu as their new Principal 2nd Violinist.

A graduate of the Shanghai Conservatory and the University of Cincinnati Conservatory, where he studied with Fan LeiKurt Sassmannshaus and Albert Markov, Shenghua is a former major prize winner at the Paganini and Sarasate International Violin Competitions.

He has served as a section 2nd violinist with the Met Opera Orchestra since 2015.

The orchestra has indicated they narrowed their search from 14 semi-finalists and 3 finalists.

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