Chinese pianist Rixiang Huang is the 2016 gold medal winner of the New York International Artists Piano Competition, and is praised by audiences and critics for his superb artistry and passionate, charismatic performances on three continents. Mr. Huang’s highlights include solo performances in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Japan’s Hamamatsu ACT Concert Hall, Indonesia’s Aula Sinfonia Jakarta, Germany’s Brunswick Concert Hall, Spain’s Torrelodones Teatro Bulevar, Chautauqua Amphitheater, and China’s National Center for the Performing Arts and Beijing Concert Hall. Additionally, he has appeared as a guest soloist with the China National Symphony Orchestra, Indonesia National Symphony Orchestra, and Eastern Music Festival Orchestra. His performances have been broadcast by WCLV, China Radio International, Radio Online Indonesia, and Channel 5.
In the Fall, Mr. Huang will begin the Master of Music program at the Juilliard School under Matti Raekallio. Previously, he worked with 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. Mr. Huang has performed in master classes for Sergei Babayan, Jerome Lowenthal, John Perry, Andrea Bonatta, Jean Efflam Bavouzet, Stephen Hough, Vladimir Feltsman, Boris Slutsky, and other world-renowned pianists. An avid chamber musician, he was selected to participate in CIM’s Advanced Piano Trio Program under the direction of Sharon Robinson of the acclaimed Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio.