Bin Huang (China/USA)
Bin Huang, one of the most outstanding violinists from China, endeared herself to the musical world when at age fourteen she won the Junior Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Lublin, Poland, sharing First Prize with Maxim Vengerov. She has maintained international prominence, winning both the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy, and the Munich (ARD) International Music Competition in Munich, Germany. Ms. Huang has been universally lauded for her interpretive and technical skills, hailed as “a winner in what matters the most” (The Washington Post) and “a talent that leaves a listener flabbergasted.” (The Sun, Baltimore)
Bin Huang’s live recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto on Paganini’s own violin the “Cannon,” released by Dynamic label (2013) is the only existing live recording captured with that legendary instrument. Both the Audio Review in Italy and Diapason in France have highly praised this CD: “The Chinese violinist astounded the listener with both her technical abilities and her musical maturity: perfect intonation, formal clarity, exquisite phrasing…she brought alive the noble character of the concerto…an interpretation of the highest class.” (Diapason) Bin Huang’s Baroque Violin Favourites released by Naxos label (2003) was given the Editor’s choice in the American Record Guide. Her most recently recording “The Christmas Story” under Dynamic (2013) has also won critical acclaim.
Bin Huang’s concert career has taken her throughout the world, performing with leading orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Korean Broadcasting System Symphony Orchestra, and the China National Symphony Orchestra; and appearing at important concert venues such as the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Palais Des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Opera City in Tokyo, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, and the People’s Great Hall in China. She was invited to play in the Inauguration Concert at the China National Performing Arts Center in Beijing in 2007 and featured on CCTV’s (China Central TV) Ten-Most-Celebrated Violinists in 2012.
As an active chamber musician, Bin Huang has played in the Marlboro Music Festival, where she performed with members of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Juilliard and Guarneri String Quartet. Bin Huang holds professorship at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and has given master classes in the USA, Asia, Germany and Italy. She was an artist jury member in the 12th Stradivari Violin Making Competition in Cremona, the 2nd China Violin Making Competition in Beijing, and a jury member in the 53rd Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy.
Bin Huang began her violin studies at age four in China, and entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing at age nine. After graduating from the high school division of the Central Conservatory, she went to the United States to study at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree and Artist Diploma. She also received her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the Eastman School of Music. Her teachers include Zhou Shantong, Guo Shumin, Wang Zhilong, Berl Senofsky, and Zvi Zeitlin.