Pianist Hilda Huang joins us on this week’s Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert broadcast with works of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven.
Pianist Hilda Huang has been recognized for her “alluring extroversion” (New York Concert Review) and “philosophical depths” (West-Allgemeine Zeitung) in her interpretations of the music of J.S. Bach and more recently, L.V. Beethoven. By the age of 18 she earned the singular distinction of being awarded the first and highest prizes at all of the world’s most significant Bach competitions, and has since appeared in recital at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, BASF Ludwigshafen, and both the Leipzig and Montréal Bach Festivals as part of the Steinway Prizewinners’ Concert Network.
In the 2019-2020 season, she presents Bach’s Italian Concerto BWV 971 and the French Overture BWV 831 at the International Holland Music Sessions, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts Series and at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. She will soon record these pieces for Orpheus Classical. Her work on the music of J.S. Bach has been featured on Michael Lawrence’s documentary film, Bach and Friends, as well as Discovery Channel’s Curiosity.com. In her debut recording, Hilda Huang performs the Bach Concerto in F minor with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for TELARC international (2008, From the Top at the Pops).
In addition to special projects, Huang presents annual recitals under the auspices
of Thürmer Pianos at venues in Bochum and Meißen in Germany and San Francisco Noontime Recitals at Old St. Mary’s Church. She will moreover return as soloist with the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra in the 2020-2021 season, after having appeared as their Debut Artist in 2011. Her festival appearances include Chamber Music Northwest, the Steans Institute at the Ravinia Festival, and the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.
Hilda Huang studies with Melvin Chen at the Yale School of Music in pursuit of a Master of Musical Arts, and maintains interests in theory and pedagogy. In service to her community, she sits on the YSM Student Advisory Council, teaches piano at the Cheshire Academy in Connecticut, and maintains a private studio in New Haven, CT. She has received instruction from Bernd Goetzke, Arthur Haas, Corey Jamason, Robert Levin, John McCarthy, and András Schiff, and Benjamin Simon. Hilda Huang is a 2013 Presidential Scholar in the Arts and a 2019 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow. www.hildahuang.com