Kuang-Hao Huang has performed throughout the United States as well as in Europe and Asia. Mr. Huang is most often heard as a collaborator, regularly playing concerts and radio broadcasts with Chicago’s finest musicians, from instrumentalists of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to vocalists with the Lyric Opera. He has also performed with the Vermeer and Chicago String Quartets.
An advocate of new music, Mr. Huang gave the world premiere performances of solo works by Louis Andriessen and Chen Yi at Weill Hall as part of Carnegie Hall’s Millennium Piano Book Project. He has also premiered numerous ensemble works, including pieces by Stacy Garrop, John Harbison, Daniel Kellogg, James Matheson, and Laura Schwendinger. Mr. Huang is a member of Fulcrum Point New Music Project. He has been involved with the Chicago Chamber Musicians Composer Perspectives series since its inception in 2001 and has worked with many of the world’s foremost composers, including Pierre Boulez and John Corigliano.
Mr. Huang serves on the faculties of the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University, Concordia University-Chicago, and the Merit School of Music. As a member of the International Music Foundation’s Bootinsky Piano Trio, he presents educational outreach programs throughout the Chicago Public Schools. During the summer, he coordinates the piano program at Northwestern University’s National High School Music Institute.
Mr. Huang holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University, and Northwestern University. His principal teachers include Leonard Hokanson, Howard Karp, Rita Sloan, and Sylvia Wang. Mr. Huang was a recipient of the U.S. Department of Education’s Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.
A native of Whitewater, Wisconsin, Mr. Huang currently resides in Oak Park, Illinois. Kuang-Hao Huang may also be heard on the 2010 Cedille Records album Fantaisie, with flutist Mathieu Dufour (CDR 90000 121).
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