International Competition

Hsin-I Huang

Taiwanese pianist Hsin-I Huang captivates his audiences with his virtuoso performances, in which he exhibits masterful playing and profound musical sensitivity. His impressive range has attracted much praise, and his illustrious career has earned him many awards. As a soloist and chamber musician, Mr. Huang has performed throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States and continues to hold recitals around the world.


Mr. Huang began his piano studies at the age of seven and has won numerous competitions, including the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York, New York; the Daniel Piano Competition for Young Artists, in Greenville, South Carolina; the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Concerto Competition, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina; the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, in Raleigh, North Carolina; the Kawai International Piano Competition, in Taipei, Taiwan; and the Taipei Piano Competition, in Taipei, Taiwan. Mr. Huang has performed in Taipei’s National Concert Hall and was the featured soloist of the Emerging Keyboard Artist Recital at Lander University, in Greenwood, South Carolina.


As a soloist, Mr. Huang has performed with such distinguished orchestras as the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Symphony Orchestra. He has also had the honor of performing with venerable musicians such as Zuill Bailey, Chia-Hong Drapal Liao, Alexander Kobrin, Alan Neilson, Tao Fan, Ransom Wilson, and the Rousseau Quartet. He has studied with Grace Chung, Alexander Kobrin, Eric Larsen, Victor Rosenbaum, and Kristine Wei and performed in the master classes of Ning An, Vladimir Feltsman, Richard Goode, Arthur Greene, Robert McDonald, Jon Nakamatsu, Victor Rosenbaum, Logan Skelton, Boris Slutsky, and Da-Ming Zhu.


Mr. Huang gave his first public performance at the age of eight and debuted in the United States at the age of sixteen at the world-renowned Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, in New York, New York. He was awarded a full scholarship for summer study at the prestigious Meadowmount School of Music, in Westport, New York, in 2008, 2009, and 2010. He was also invited to participate at the 2012, 2015 International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Mannes College at The New School, in New York City. Mr. Huang is currently on scholarship and teaching assistantship pursuing his doctorate degree in piano performance at Stony Brook University, State University of New York, where he studies under the accomplished pianist Gilbert Kalish.


Hsin-I Huang gave a fine performance that was graced by excellent technique and plenty of interpretive insight.—John W. Lambert, Classical Voice


The brilliant soloist Hsin-I Huang [is] lithe and nimble in delicate passages, bold and penetrating in the powerful ones, and expressively romantic throughout. This was one of the best performances of the Rhapsody [on a Theme of Paganini] I have heard. I predict a great career for this young soloist! —Peter Perret, Classical Voice