4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Pianist Hilda Huang came to international attention after being awarded first prize in the 2014 Leipzig International Bach Competition. The only American to have received this prize in the history of the competition, she also has the singular distinction of being awarded the top prizes at both the Würzburg and Tureck International Bach Competitions. Her performances of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and more recently Ludwig van Beethoven have been hailed for achieving “philosophical depths” (West-Allgemeine Zeitung) and for possessing an “alluring extroversion” (New York Concert Review); she has been praised for a “mind that can multi-task and ears that can… ‘multi-listen’” (San Francisco Examiner). She will perform the Beethoven Diabelli Variations, Op. 120, at the Norfolk Library. Please call the Library @ 860-542-5075 to register for this free concert, or visit here.
Huang made her professional, orchestral, and recording debut in 2008 under Erich Kunzel with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (From the Top at the Pops, TELARC). Since then, she has appeared in recital at the Leipzig Gewandhaus, at BASF Ludwigshafen, and both the Leipzig and Montréal Bach Festivals as part of the Steinway Prizewinners’ Concert Network. Huang returns regularly to Germany to present solo recitals under the auspices of Thürmer Pianos, at venues near Bochum and Meißen. She also represents Yale School of Music at various events, performing on the harmonium at Carnegie Hall as part of the 2018 Yale in New York series and at the Kennedy Center as part of their Conservatory Project. A graduate of Yale College, Hilda Huang studies with Melvin Chen at the Yale School of Music, where she now pursues a Masters of Music.
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