Janice Hu

associate principal violin II

Temecula, California

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Bachelor of Music & Bachelor of Science, 2025

Janice Hu currently studies violin with Movses Pogossian and Varty Manouelian at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she is pursuing bachelors degrees in music performance and neuroscience. Her previous teachers include Michael Tseitlin, Huifang Chen, Maree Sawhney, and Patrick Clifford. Outside of UCLA, she is a section violinist for the American Youth Symphony and California Young Artists Symphony.

What inspired you to become a musician?
Seeing music bringing and holding people together and enjoying music in my daily life as a creative outlet.

Who are your all-time favorite composers and/or pieces? Why?
Sergei Rachmaninoff for his second symphony, which I love for its brilliant depth of expression, and Fritz Kreisler for his charming, sweet violin melodies.

What is an interesting fact about you and/or your instrument?
I adore red pandas, and my violin’s name is Junne!

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
Jamming to random music, reading, and watching animations.

Why did you choose the NRO?
I’m seeking to improve my skills as a collaborative musician and study a wide range of orchestral repertoire this summer, and NRO allows me to do both surrounded by amazing peers in a beautiful location!