Hung-Tzu Chu was born in Taiwan in 1993. She began playing the viola aged 9, and is currently studying at the Mozarteum University of Salzburg for her Master of Music with Thomas Riebl.
Hung-Tzu completed her Bachelor of Music at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston with Dimitri Murrath. She participated in the Music Academy of the West summer festival for three years as well as at the Macau String Association, making music with many enthusiastic musicians.
Hung-Tzu also took part in master classes with Thomas Riebl, Antoine Tamestit, Donald McIness, Karen Dreyfus, Borromeo Quartet, Takács Quartet and Jerusalem Quartet. In 2016, Hung-Tzu was awarded the ‘Karl Doktor Prize’ for the best performance of a work from the Austro-German tradition at the XII Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition on the Isle of Man. She has also won top prizes at the National Viola Competition of Taiwan, and the third prize at the National Chamber Music Competition of Taiwan.
Watch some of Hung-Tzu’s performances by clicking on the films below.