Obituary: Taiwanese Soprano Zoë Hwang Dies at 58

By Francisco Salazar

On Jan. 15, 2022, Taiwanese Soprano Zoë Hwang died at the age of 58.

The soprano graduated from the Juilliard School and also had American Opera Center Training. She was also a writer and broadcast hostess.

In 1988 she rose to fame after winning the bronze medal of the Queen Elisabeth Competition and attended festivals including the Aldeburgh Festival in the UK, Flander’s Festival in Belgium, and the Monte-Carlo Printemps des Arts in Monaco.

Her acclaim was followed by the release of her CD dedicated to the songs of Richard Strauss and Berg. She would become a piano accompanist for the Opéra Comique of Paris, Flanders Opera, and The Juilliard School. In 1995 she became the presenter at Philharmonic Radio Taipei and also began writing columns for the Performing Arts Magazine and Interior Magazine. Throughout her career, she also published more than 10 books and was a creative director for music used in fashion.