Pianist Tzu-Yin Huang joins us in live performance under the Tiffany glass dome of the Chicago Cultural Center for this Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast.
Tzu-Yin Huang began playing the piano at the age four in Taiwan. After many years of study, including an undergraduate degree from National Taiwan Normal University, she won the school concerto competition and the YAMAHA Piano Competition as a student of Chung-Wen Tsai. She subsequently come to the United States where she received her Master’s degree from the University of Michigan as a student of Louis Nagel.
While at Michigan she won the University of Michigan school concerto competition in 2015. She has served as performing pianist for the Innsbrook and Meadowmount music festivals. In Spring of 2016 she was awarded First Prize and Orchestra Prize at the 12th Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition in East Sussex, England. This has led to numerous performances in England including her London debut in 2016, and concerto performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2017 she received another Gold Medal at the 66th Wideman International Piano Competition in Louisiana, providing her another chance to perform concerto with Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. In addition to being a soloist, she is also a performing artist of Chamber Music Michigan (CMM). In 2017 May, She completed doctoral degree studies at the University of Michigan as a student of Logan Skelton. In all of her studies, she has learned that the most important thing is to play music from the heart. It is only this way that allows music to touch people’s souls.