Taiwanese pianist Hsin-I Huang captivates his audiences with his virtuoso performances, in which he exhibits masterful playing and profound musical sensitivity. His impressive range has attracted much praise, and his illustrious career has earned him many awards. As a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Huang has performed throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States and continues to hold recitals around the world.
Mr. Huang began his piano studies at the age of seven and has won numerous competitions, including the first prize of the International Music Competition Paris Grand Prize Virtuoso 2015, first prize of the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York, New York; first prize of the Daniel Piano Competition for Young Artists, in Greenville, South Carolina; the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Concerto Competition, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, in Raleigh, North Carolina; the Kawai International Piano Competition, in Taipei, Taiwan; and the Taipei Piano Competition, in Taipei, Taiwan. Mr. Huang has performed in Taipei’s National Concert Hall and was the featured soloist of the Emerging Keyboard Artist Recital at Lander University, in Greenwood, South Carolina, and the Classical Series in Woodstock, Vermont.
As a soloist, Mr. Huang has performed with such distinguished orchestras as the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra. He has also had the honor of performing with venerable musicians such as Zuill Bailey, Joshua Bell, Alexander Kobrin, Alan Neilson, Phil Setzer, Ransom Wilson, and Rousseau Quartet. Mr. Huang also traveled extensively with Taiwan’s EVA Airlines orchestra, Evergreen Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Huang gave his first public performance at the age of eight and debuted in the United States at the age of fourteen at the world-renowned Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, in New York, New York. He was awarded a full scholarship for summer study at the prestigious Meadowmount School of Music, in Westport, New York, in 2008, 2009, and 2010. He was also invited to participate at the 2012 and 2015 International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City. He was invited to the Bowdoin international Music Festival as the Kaplan Fellows in 2014. In 2017, Mr. Huang was invited as the pianist for the La Lingua Della Lirica in Italy. Besides the demanding performance schedule, Mr. Huang is now an adjunct professor at Queens College and he has also been invited to conduct masterclasses in both US and Taiwan.
Additionally, Mr. Huang is a jury member for the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Forte International Music Competition in New York. In 2017, he has also been invited to be a board member for the Spectrum Symphony New York. Mr. Huang is currently a doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University.
Mr. Huang’s first solo album “Bach/Busoni-Brahms-Schumann” was published in 2015 and the recording was featured in the movie “warmth.” The second album “Mighty Shadow – Rachmaninoff – Mussorgsky” was published in 2016. Both albums are available on iTunes and in 14,000 stores worldwide.
“Brilliant pianist. His [Hsin-I Huang’s] performance was spectacular, one of the best Rachmaninoff Corelli Variations performance that I have ever heard!” – Maestro Tamas Vasary, 2017
“Your playing reminds me of young Ashkenazy. I wouldn’t play this piece [Rachmaninoff Variations on a Theme of Corelli] any other way…” – Spanish Pianist Miguel Baselga, 2017
“Pianist Hsin-I Huang exhibits his virtuosity of the piano playing… ”– Chung-Yu Wu, Liberty Times, 2016
“Simply brilliant!” – Helen Lin, Beyond Arts & More Magazine, December 2015
“Hsin-I Huang gave a fine performance that was graced by excellent technique and plenty of interpretive insight.”—John W. Lambert, Classical Voice, 2010
“The brilliant soloist Hsin-I Huang [is] lithe and nimble in delicate passages, bold and penetrating in the powerful ones, and expressively romantic throughout. This was one of the best performances of the Rhapsody [on a Theme of Paganini] I have heard. I predict a great career for this young soloist!” —Peter Perret, Classical Voice, 2009