harpsichord & piano
April 25, 3pm EDT (US), 8pm BST (UK)
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Tombeau for Blancrocher [harpsichord]
from My Ladye Nevells Booke
the Flute and the Droome [harpsichord]
Prelude and Fugue in E-flat Major, BWV 852 [piano]
The mysterious barricades [harpsichord]
Toccata in D minor [piano]
About the artist
Hilda Huang began her international performing career upon receiving first prize at the Leipzig Bach Competition at 18 years of age. Since presenting her debut recital on the Steinway and Sons Prizewinners’ Concert Network at the Leipzig Gewandhaus in partnership with the Leipzig Bach Archive, she has been invited to perform Bach at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts series. Her performances glimmer with “alluring extroversion” (New York Concert Review) and plumb “philosophical depths” (West-Allgemeine Zeitung).
As a child, Hilda’s association with Bach’s music was shared in the documentary film Bach and Friends, alongside Hilary Hahn, Bobby McFerrin, and the Emerson String Quartet. Her interest in Bach’s music led her to the harpsichord, on which her small hands and interest in historical performance encouraged her to explore a wide range of early music. Hilda’s orchestral debuts in 2010 saw her in both modern and historical performance, recording the Bach F minor concerto on the modern piano with Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for TELARC and appearing as harpsichord soloist in the Bach D major concerto with Nicholas McGegan and the Philharmonia Baroque.
During the 2020-21 season, Hilda was scheduled to perform across Europe and the United States in celebration of Beethoven’s 250th anniversary, including invitations to contribute to Carnegie Hall’s Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycle and Beethoven-Frühling’s Sonata Marathon at the Vienna Musikverein, presented in cooperation with the Vienna City Marathon. While COVID-19 prevented her from performing a full concert season, Hilda has continued to present music on modern piano, fortepiano, and harpsichord to virtual audiences around the world, in unique settings such as Chautauqua Opera’s new virtual opera In Our Silence and the Max Planck Institute’s annual AGEART lecture-recital. Hilda’s performance on Recital Stream previews her debut harpsichord recital at The Juilliard School on April 30, 2021.
Hilda Huang currently studies at The Juilliard School, where she studies modern piano with Hung Kuan Chen, and harpsichord and fortepiano under the guidance of Peter Sykes, Avi Stein, Robert Mealy and Yi-heng Yang. Her studies are supported by a 2019 Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship, the Kingsley Trust Association, and the Celia Ascher Doctoral Fellowship.
“Bach remains an adventure for Hilda Huang” (West-Allgemeine Zeitung).
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