Frank Huang, Piano

Assistant Professor

234 Center for the Performing Arts
(513) 529-3014

Frank Huang

Described by New York Concert Review as a “thoughtful and accomplished performer” and that his playing was “impressive for its maturity and refinement,” Chinese-American pianist Frank Huang has gained international recognition for his artistry and technical command. Others have also acknowledged his talents, as the Chopin Foundation of the United States, Northwest Chapter has commented that “Huang plays with authority and panache” while El Comerico of Lima, Peru praised his interpretation of Mozart’s Piano Concerto, K.482 “with the utmost sensitivity.” Mr. Huang’s performances have led him throughout North America, South America, and Europe. Such notable venues include Weill Hall, Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall (Seattle), US Embassy in Warsaw, Zelazowa Wola (Warsaw), Gijon International Piano Festival (Spain), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Holland Music Sessions, Kennedy Center (Washington DC), Dame Myra Recital Series at Chicago’s Cultural Center, and Lincoln Center in New York. Mr. Huang’s concerts have also been featured on radio broadcasts in Seattle, Vermont, Chicago, Cleveland, and New York. An avid chamber musician, he also enjoys performing with others as he has collaborated with members of the Cleveland Orchestra in recitals. Equally active as a soloist with orchestra, he has performed with the Sammamish Symphony, Northwest Philharmonia, Peru National Symphony, and Wooster Symphony Orchestra. Upcoming recording projects include an all-Brahms disc with Centaur Records.

As a prize winner of several important international competitions, Mr. Huang has garnered first prize at the 2008 5 Towns Piano Competition, first prize at The International Artists Competition, 2007 Artists International Auditions, and second prize at the 2010 World International Piano Competition.

A native of Seattle, WA, Frank Huang studied extensively with Willard Schultz before obtaining Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School, where he continued his studies with Julian Martin. Following his training at Juilliard, he earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at The Cleveland Institute of Music under the direction of Antonio Pompa-Baldi. Other influential teachers included Lee Kum-Sing, Nelita True, Byron Janis, Jon Kimura Parker, Robert McDonald, Richard Goode, Daniel Shapiro, Murray Perahia, and Dominique Weber.

Dr. Huang feels privileged to share his knowledge with students who are passionate about music. Several of his students have won top prizes in competitions and have been accepted to major universities and conservatories, including the pre-college division of The Juilliard School. He has also been invited to give master classes in various institutions across the United States as well as an adjudicator at local piano competitions and auditions. He previously served as a piano faculty member at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio and The College of Wooster.