An Evening In With…Rixiang Huang
Hastings International Piano presents a series of online short concerts.
In these times when the livelihood of our musicians is at risk, we are launching this series to support the careers of our prizewinners and will be paying them a performance fee.
Join us on Friday 29th May for An Evening In With the 2018 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition Prizewinner Rixiang Huang.
F Mendelssohn – Fantasy in F sharp minor Op.28
A Grunfeld – Soirée de Vienne
Pianist Rixiang Huang was the first prize winner of the 2019 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition. He is praised by audiences and critics alike for his superb artistry and passionate, charismatic performance style.
Huang’s performances have earned high accolades of audiences and critics alike. New York Concert Review Inc. recently described his Carnegie Hall solo recital as: “He was, in a word, superb…”, whilst The Voice of North Carolina wrote “… Rixiang Huang, He was brilliant and rose to every challenge of this difficult piece.” (Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto).
Huang is also a top prizewinner of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, the New York International Artists Piano Competition, the Dallas International Piano Competition, the ASEAN International Concerto Competition and the Jacob Flier International Piano Competition. He was also a semi-finalist in the prestigious Paloma O’Shea Santander International Piano Competition in 2018.
Highlights of the 2019-20 season include: a five-city solo recital tour in China, a solo recital at the Salzburg Mozarteum University in Austria, chamber music performances at the Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, and a solo recital at Piano Summer at New Paltz.
An immersive and versatile soloist, Huang has performed extensively all over the world in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, Universität Mozarteum – Solitär in Austria, Santander Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria in Spain, Hamamatsu ACT Concert Hall in Japan, National Center for the Performing Arts and Beijing Concert Hall in China.
His performances have been broadcast by WQXR-FM, Classic FM, Cleveland WCLV 104.9, Sarasota WSMR 89.1 & 103.9, and Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española. Mr. Huang is represented by M.U.S.I.C. (Musical Upcoming Stars in the Classics) Artists.
As a soloist, Huang has appeared with orchestras around the world including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the China National Symphony Orchestra, the Indonesia National Symphony Orchestra, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in New York and the Eastern Music Festival Orchestra in North Carolina. He has also appeared as a guest artist with the acclaimed string quartet Cuarteto Quiroga, and was selected to participate in the Advanced Piano Trio Program by the acclaimed Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio.
Huang has been a featured artist at Salzburg Summer Academy Mozarteum, the Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine, the Chautauqua Music Festival, the Art of the Piano at the University of Cincinnati, Piano Texas and the Pianofest in the Hamptons. He has performed alongside preeminent Maestros such as Jac Van Steen, Joel Smirnoff, Earl Lee, Eric Garcia, and has performed in master classes with Sergei Babayan, Stephen Hough, Dimitry Bashkirov, Arie Vardi, Veda Kaplinsky, Dimitry Alexeev and Pavel Gililov amongst others.
Huang is a DMA candidate and graduate teaching assistant at the USC Thornton School of Music, studying with prestigious conductor and pianist, Jeffrey Kahane. He is currently a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). Mr. Huang received a Master of Music in Piano Performance at The Juilliard School, studying with legendary pianists, Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio. Previously, he has worked with world renowned pianists, Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Paul Schenly at The Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was awarded the Arthur Loesser Memorial Prize for outstanding achievement in piano performance.
For more information on Huang’s concert schedule, please visit www.rixianghuangpianist.com