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Hilda Huang Piano
April 14, 2022
Hilda Huang Piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No. 10 in G Major, Op. 14, No.2

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828

“Whoever says Hilda Huang must also say Bach” (Leipzig Bach Archive).

Hilda Huang began her international performing career upon receiving first prize at the Leipzig Bach Competition at 18 years of age. She is the first American to earn this honor. Since presenting her debut recital on the Steinway and Sons Prizewinners’ Concert Network at the Leipzig Gewandhaus in partnership with the Leipzig Bach Archive, she has been invited to perform Bach at the Leipzig Bach Festival, St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the Montréal Bach Festival.

Hilda Huang’s playing glimmers with “alluring extroversion” (New York Concert Review) and plumbs “philosophical depths” (West-Allgemeine Zeitung).

As a child, Hilda’s association with Bach’s music was shared in the documentary film Bach and Friends, alongside Hilary Hahn, Bobby McFerrin, and the Emerson String Quartet. Her interest in Bach’s music led her to the harpsichord, on which her small hands, flair for articulation, and energetic playing style encouraged her to explore a wide range of early music. Hilda’s orchestral debuts saw her on both modern and historical instruments, recording the Bach F minor concerto on the modern piano with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for TELARC (2008), appearing as harpsichord soloist in the Bach D Major concerto with Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque, and conducting the San Francisco Bach Orchestra and Chorale.

“She has a mind that can multi-task and ears that can “multi-listen’” (San Francisco Examiner)

Hilda Huang receives musical guidance from Diane Belcher, Hung Kuan Chen, Richard Egarr, Richard Goode, Arthur Haas, Robert Levin, John McCarthy, Anton Nel, and Peter Sykes. She sings in the parish choir and plays the organ for services at Holy Trinity Lutheran in New York City. Hilda currently pursues the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The Juilliard School, where her studies are supported by a 2019 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, the Kingsley Trust Association, and the Celia Ascher Doctoral Fellowship. Hilda is a 2013 Presidential Scholar in the Arts and a Gold Award recipient from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts’ YoungArts Week. She joins the roster of Astral Artists and becomes a Steinway Artist in the 2021-2022 season.

“Bach remains an adventure for Hilda Huang” (West-Allgemeine Zeitung).