Luosha Fang, violin and viola
Violinist and violist Luosha Fang is an artist of unusual imagination who brings an adventurous spirit to music ranging from canonical repertoire to world premieres. She is a winner of the 2018 Tokyo International Viola Competition, S&R Foundation’s 2015 Washington Award, and Astral Artist’s 2013 National Auditions.
Luosha has performed as violinist and violist in the most prestigious venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, Aspen, Bard, Marlboro, and Music at Angel Fire festivals. She has been a guest artist with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and was recently featured as soloist with the Louisville Orchestra, the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid, Spain, and the Suzhou Royal Chamber Orchestra in China.
Luosha has a strong interest in championing contemporary works. Fang has premiered and recorded George Tsontakis’s double violin concerto Unforgettable with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and recorded the work for release on NAXOS Records. She also premiered Chinese composer Shen Yiwen’s violin concerto "Mulan" with the American Symphony Orchestra and has worked closely with Jeffrey Mumford and Krzysztof Penderecki, among others.
Luosha graduated from the Bard College Conservatory of Music with degrees in both violin performance and Russian and Eurasian studies and received a diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music. Luosha currently studies viola with Nobuko Imai at the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía in Madrid. Fang plays on a Pietro Guarneri made in 1734 and a bow by Dominique Peccatte kindly loaned by Dr. Ryuji Ueno. Learn more at www.luoshafang.com.