Victor Minke Huls now holds a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Cello Performance from the University of Michigan, having studied with Richard Aaron.
He will return to UM in the fall to pursue two Master’s Degrees, both in Cello (again with prof. Aaron) and in Orchestral Conducting with Kenneth Kiesler.
Huls co-conducts the Ann Arbor Camerata with his colleague Jacobsen Woollen, and is a vigorous advocate for new music. During the summer of 2015 Huls commissioned two works for his summer concert series in Jacksonville Florida, featuring works by Piotr Szewczyk, Eric Heumann and Samn Johnson.
The son of a violinist Max Huls and cellist Linda Minke, Victor Huls was home schooled and learned music from his parents. His mother served as his primary cello teacher into High School, his father giving musical inspiration. In 2010, Huls moved to Boston for his senior year where he studied with Michael Reynolds of the Muir String Quartet and Boston University. Huls attended the Walnut Hill School for the Arts, a boarding school in Natick, MA in conjunction with New England Conservatory's Preparatory division. As assistant principal of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra with guidance by maestro Benjamin Zander, Huls performed the ninth symphonies of Dvorak and Mahler in Prague and Vienna in 2011. His studies in Boston included a string quartet which performed in the Fischoff Competition, as well as numerous chamber performances in Jordan Hall.
A cellist by passion, Huls also plays piano, flute and mandolin and enjoys the taste of musical forms outside of classical. His first three years of High School were spent at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in Jacksonville, Florida, where Huls is from. He was a piano major, yet served as principal cello in the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras for four years.