Bin Huang, violin

Faculty Artist Series

February 2, 2016 | 8:00 PM Kilbourn Hall
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Bin Huang, violin
Barry Snyder, piano

Bin Huang 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 in 1994, and the Munich (ARD) International Music Competition in 1999. 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,” is the only existing live recording captured with that legendary instrument. Both the Audio Review in Italy and the 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 brings alive the noble character of the concerto…an interpretation of the highest class” (Diapason Sep. 2000). Bin Huang’s Baroque Violin Favorite on the Naxos Label was given the editor’s choice in the American Record Guide (2003).

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, French National Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Korean Broadcasting System Symphony Orchestra; orchestras in South Africa, Egypt Japan, etc. and appearing at important concert venues such as the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Palais Des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Opera City in Tokyo, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, and the People’s Great Hall and National Grand Theater in Beijing. In 2008-2009 Season Bin Huang gave the world premiere of Robert Gauldin Violin Concerto, which is dedicated to her, with the Peterborough Symphony Orchestra in Canada. She was also invited by the China National Grand Theater to perform in the “Ten Most Celebrated Violinists” series. Bin Huang will give a concert tour in Taiwan, China, Italy, and the USA in the 2009-2010 Season.

Dr. Bin Huang was a jury member in the 12th International Violin Making Competition in Cremona and a jury member in the 53rd Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy in 2010.

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. She is a member of Fideo Trio which has performed in the United States, Italy, and Canada. Bin Huang has given master classes in Louisiana State University, Biola University, the universities of Dayton, Nebraska, and Southern Utah, and the Shanghai, Xinghai, Tianjin, Sichuan conservatories in China.

Besides winning the Wieniawski, the Paganini, and the Munich competitions, she is also a laureate in other world’s most prestigious competitions including the Queen Elisabeth, Prague Spring, Indianapolis, Tchaikovsky, Marguerite-Long Thibaud and Hanover International Violin Competitions.

Ms. 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 its high school, she went to the United States to continue her music study. She holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music (BMA and Artist Diploma) and the Eastman School of Music (MM and DMA) where her principal teachers were Berl Senofsky and Zvi Zeitlin. Her other major teachers include Shumin Guo, Zhilong Wang, Igor Ozim, Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, and Gennady Kleyman.



Schubert Fantasy in C Major, D.934
R. Strauss Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 18
Ernst The Last Rose of Summer
Sarasate Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25