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Chu-Fang Huang Piano Recital at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music
Wednesday February 21, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$28.52
Selected preludes from Op. 28
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, op.23
Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, op. 52
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770~1827)
Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, op.110
Recipient of the 2011 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Chinese-American pianist
Chu-Fang Huang has won enthusiastic responses from audience and critics alike in extensive orchestral and recital appearances throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Right after being named a finalist in the Twelfth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005, Ms. Huang won First Prize at the Cleveland International Piano Competition. Besides being its first Chinese winner, Ms. Huang also swept every special prize the competition offered: “Best Performance of Beethoven’s Work”, “Best Performance of Chopin’s work”, and “Audience’s Favorite Award”. In the same year, Ms. Huang won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions, and was awarded the Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize, the Embassy Series Prize, the Lied Center of Kansas Prize, the Mortimer Levitt Piano Chair of Young Concert Artists, and the Mortimer Levitt Career Development Award for Women Artists.
Since her Lincoln Center debut at Alice Tully Hall in 2005. Ms. Huang has given recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Kravis Center in Palm Beach, and major cities throughout the US including Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Fort Worth, Miami, San Francisco, and Cambridge. In Europe, she has been re-engaged three times at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, as well as the Klavier Festival in Germany and the Chopin Festival in Amsterdam. She has also performed at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, Suntory Hall in Japan, and the Beijing Zhong-Shan Music Hall, Fujian National Auditorium, and Liao-ning Grand Opera House in China.
Ms. Huang began studying piano at the age of seven and received a full scholarship to study at the Shenyang Music Conservatory’s pre-college division at the age of twelve. Upon immigrating to the States at fifteen, Ms. Huang made her U.S. recital debut at the La Jolla Music Society’s Prodigy Series. After earning her Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Claude Frank and Gary Graffman, she received her Master of Music degree as well as the prestigious Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School, as a pupil of Robert McDonald. Ms. Huang currently resides in New York City when not traveling, and serves as the artistic director of the Ameri-China International Music Foundation – a nonprofit organization devoted to bringing closer the musical cultures of the two great nations. Her dedication has been widely acknowledged by the industry as well as national officials. Ms. Huang was named one of Ten Outstanding Chinese Americans alongside Yao Ming and Wendi Deng, and has been invited to give performances and lectures at both the Embassy of China in Washington and the U.S. Embassy in Beijing.
Shigeru Kawai SK-EX is the official piano for this concert.