The American pianist, Hilda Huang, born and raised in California’s Silicon Valley, attended Music@Menlo’s Chamber Music Institute for six summers and received her Young Artists’ Certificate from the Preparatory Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She is now pursuing pre-medical studies at Yale College.
Hilda Huang is a sophomore at Yale College, and studies the piano with Deputy Dean Melvin Chen at the Yale School of Music and with John McCarthy, Director Emeritus of the Preparatory Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has also studied the harpsichord with Dr. Corey Jamason, professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has participated in master-classes led by Prof. Robert Levin, John Perry, Gilbert Kalish, David Finckel and Wu Han, and has also received tutelage in conducting from Maestro Benjamin Simon.
first prize winner of the Bradshaw and Buono international Piano competition in 2007, Hilda Huang has performed in Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. She has also appeared as soloist at the Carmel Bach Festival in California in 2004, and performed in the Young Artists Concert of the Steinway Society of the Bay Area in 2008. Huang was awarded the first prize in the 2014 Leipzig International Bach Competition in the division of piano, as well as the top prize in the 2010 Würzburg International Bach Competition and the grand, jury and recital prizes at the 2010 Tureck International Bach Competition. She is a 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, a 2008 Davidson Fellow and the 2013 gold award recipient from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts’ YoungArts Week.
Hilda Huang made her orchestral and recording debut in 2008 under the baton of the late Maestro Erich Kunzel with the Cincinnati Pops under TELARC International. She has since performed with the Mitteldeutsches Kammerorchestre, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Symphony Parnassus, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the San Francisco Bach Choir. She has appeared in programs at the Kennedy Center, at the Weill and Zankel Recital Halls at Carnegie Hall, the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Bach-Archiv Leipzig, and has been interviewed and featured on NPR’s From the Top, Leipzig MDR, BigThink, Discovery Channel’s Curiosity.com, and in Michael Lawrence’s film Bach & friends.
Upcoming performances include appearances at the Montreal Bach Festival, the BASF Ludwigshafen’s culture program, the Leipzig Gewandhaus’s Mendelsson Saal, the 2015 Bachfest Leipzig, as a Leipzig Bach Competition’s Steinway winner.