Victor Huls

Victor Huls - Cello

Victor Huls is a cellist, conductor and pianist, in his second year as a Cello Fellow at the New World Symphony. He has been the Principal Cellist of the Amarillo Symphony (Texas) since 2019, and has recently performed in the Toledo Symphony, Aspen Chamber Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Peninsula Music Festival, Saint Augustine Music Festival, Lincoln Center Stage and Nu Deco Ensemble. In 2015 he was prominently featured in the NAXOS recording project led by David Alan Miller at the National Orchestral Institute, playing the cello solos in John Corigliano’s First Symphony.

Mr. Huls is passionate about contemporary music and has premiered and recorded many pieces by his friends and colleagues. He recently joined the Bold City Contemporary Ensemble and participated in their UF Residency and Romancing the Mirror recording projects. During his time in Michigan, Mr. Huls was music director of a chamber orchestra known as the Ann Arbor Camerata, and recorded an album with Dr. Nancy King titled, IllumiNation: New American Concertos for Oboe, released by Equilibrium Records.

Mr. Huls earned dual master’s degrees from the University of Michigan, studying cello performance with Richard Aaron and orchestral conducting with Kenneth Kiesler, and he has nearly completed his doctoral studies in orchestral conducting at Northwestern University with Victor Yampolsky.

At Northwestern, Mr. Huls was assistant conductor for the University’s Symphony and Chamber orchestras, Bienen String Ensemble, Alice Millar Chapel Choir and Baroque Music Ensemble. He also premiered student compositions and conducted the opera Dog Days by David T. Little with the Contemporary Music Ensemble. During the pandemic, Mr. Huls assisted with the virtual opera production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo, and taught an online orchestral class to music majors at Northwestern. He has been a guest teacher in many festivals and workshops including an El Sistema program in Venezuela.