Pianist Rixiang Huang was the first prize winner of 2019 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition. He is praised by audiences and critics alike for his superb artistry and passionate, charismatic performance style on four continents. Mr. Huang’s performances have earned high accolades of audiences and critics alike. New York Concert Review Inc. recently raved his Carnegie Hall solo recital that “He was, in a word, superb...” The Voice of North Carolina wrote of his performance “… Rixiang Huang, He was brilliant and rose to every challenge of this difficult piece.” Huang's first CD album, French Romance, which released in April 2020, also received a tremendous amount of critical praise.
Mr. Huang is also a top prizewinner of the Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition, New York International Artists Piano Competition, Dallas International Piano Competition, ASEAN International Concerto Competition, Jacob Flier International Piano Competition. He was also a semi-finalist in the prestigious Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition in 2018.
Highlights of the 2019-20 season include a five city solo recital tour in China; solo recital at Salzburg Mozarteum University in Austria; chamber music performances at Sarasota Music Festival in Florida; and a solo recital at Piano Summer at New Paltz. An immersive and versatile soloist, Mr. Huang has performed extensively all over the world in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center, Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, Universität Mozarteum – Solitär in Austria; Santander Palacio de Festivales de Cantabria in Spain; Hamamatsu ACT Concert Hall in Japan; National Center for the Performing Arts and Beijing Concert Hall in China. His performances have been broadcast by WQXR-FM, Classic FM, Cleveland WCLV 104.9, Sarasota WSMR 89.1 & 103.9, and Corporación de Radio y Televisión Española. Mr. Huang is represented by M.U.S.I.C. (Musical Upcoming Stars in the Classics) Artists.
As a soloist, Mr. Huang has appeared with orchestras around the world including Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London; China National Symphony Orchestra; Indonesia National Symphony Orchestra; Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in New York; and Eastern Music Festival Orchestra in North Carolina. He has also appeared as a guest artist with acclaimed string quartet Cuarteto Quiroga and was selected to participate in the Advanced Piano Trio Program by the acclaimed Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio.
Mr. Huang has been a featured artist at Salzburg Summer Academy Mozarteum; Bowdoin International Music Festival in Maine; Chautauqua Music Festival, Art of the Piano at the University of Cincinnati, Piano Texas; and Pianofest in the Hamptons. He has performed alongside preeminent Maestros such as Jac Van Steen, Joel Smirnoff, Earl Lee, Eric Garcia, and has performed in master classes with Sergei Babayan, Stephen Hough, Dimitry Bashkirov, Arie Vardi, Veda Kaplinsky, Dimitry Alexeev, Pavel Gililov, among others.
Mr. Huang is a DMA candidate and graduate teaching assistant at the USC Thornton School of Music, studying with prestigious conductor and pianist, Jeffrey Kahane. He is currently a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association). Mr. Huang received a Master of Music in Piano Performance at The Juilliard School, studying with legendary pianists, Jerome Lowenthal and Matti Raekallio. Previously, he worked with world renowned pianists, 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. For more information on Mr. Huang’s concert schedule, please visit: