Dr. Jorge Huelga is a twenty-seven-year old graduate in viola performance from Stony Brook University, where he held the viola studio Teaching Assistantship position and had the privilege to be part of the first class of the Emerson String Quartet Institute as a member of the Anello Quartet during his first two years of study. Granted Full Scholarship for his doctoral degree, Huelga received exquisite education as soloist and chamber musician from internationally renowned violists Lawrence Dutton (Emerson String Quartet), Matthew Lipman (Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center), and Nicholas Cords (Silk Road Ensemble).
In 2015, after graduating with Honorable Mention, he moved to New York City to pursue his Master of Music at Mannes College of Music with Professor Daniel Panner, where he received a Merit Scholarship. Since then he has been continuously participating in musical events around the city. At Mannes, he took an active role as Principal Viola of the Mannes Orchestra and Mannes Opera, collaborating with very influential and important artists, such as conductor JoAnn Falletta, violist Rebecca Young, and the Martha Graham Dance Company; and performing at prestigious houses such as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Also remarkable is his participation in the well-known festival Mannes in Unison, performing Lowell Liebermann’s Concerto for Violin, Piano and String Quartet Op. 28 with brilliant soloists Lucie Robert and J. Y. Song.
Major Viola, Chamber Ensemble