Piano: Du Huang

Du Huang - photoPianist Du Huang has presented solo performances at the Brahms-Saal of the Musikverein and the Grosser Saal of the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot in Paris, Shanghai Music Hall and Beijing Music Hall in China, and numerous concert venues in Germany and Czech Republic. His performances have been broadcasted by Minnesota Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Radio, Iowa Public Television, KUCB Radio in Colorado, Blue Lake Public Radio in Michigan, WGUC Classical Radio in Ohio, and Shanghai Radio Station in China. Huang performs actively in the Unison Piano Duo with his wife, pianist Xiao Hu. The duo has presented piano duo recitals at Carnegie Hall Weill Recital Hall, the Vysočina Music Festival and South Bohemia Music Festival in Czech Republic, and on over forty university campuses in America, Europe, and Asia. They have recorded for Innova and MSR Classics labels in the United States and Yangtze River label in China. The Unison Piano Duo has also premiered and commissioned many new works for the piano duo medium.

Huang received early training at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music from the age eight to eighteen. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor of Music (magna cum laude) and a Master of Music degree. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook. His main piano teachers include Eugene Pridonoff and Gilbert Kalish. He has also studied in master classes with pianist Leon Fleisher. His chamber music coaches include Timothy Eddy, Julius Levine, Henry Meyer, and Peter Oundjian.

A passionate and caring teacher, Huang enjoys working with young pianists and musicians at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he is a Professor of Music. During the summer, he frequently serves on the piano faculty at summer programs in Europe and Asia, including Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany. His active adjudicating services include Chicago Duo Piano Festival Competition, Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, and numerous MTNA competitions. Dr. Huang is also in demand as a visiting professor in conservatories and schools of music in his native country of China.