Chenxing Huang, piano


  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918) - Préludes, Book II (1912-13) (17’)
  • 3. La puerta del Vino: Mouvement de Habanera (Wine Gate)
  • 6. Général Lavine – eccentric: Dans le style et le mouvement d'un Cakewalk
  • 7. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune: Lent (The Terrace of Moonlight Audiences)
  • 8. Ondine: Scherzando
  • 12. Feux d'artifice: Modérément animé (Fireworks)
  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886) - Variations on “Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen” S.180 (1862) (17’)
  • Zhang Zhao (1964- ) - Pi Huang – Moments of Beijing Opera (1995) (6’)

An award-winning Chinese pianist, Chenxing Huang has performed as a soloist and chamber musician for audiences across the United States, Europe, and Asia. Highlights of her recent season included solo recitals in central Paris, invited by the President of the Association of Polish Artists & Musicians in France, with proceeds donated to the Ukrainian society; and benefit concerts in support of the Humane Society of Ottawa. Acclaimed for her remarkable intensity of expression, she is a laureate in international competitions including the Concours Ile-de-France, Concours Musical de France, Artist Presentation Society Competition (USA), Paderewski International Competition (USA), Krystian Tkaczewski International Piano Competition (Poland), Bradshaw & Buono International Competition, and New York Piano Festival & Competition. In addition, she was awarded the “Chopin Performance Prize” by the President of the Association of Polish Artists & Musicians in France, and the “Debussy Special Prize” from both the IBLA Foundation and the Metropolitan International Piano Competition. In 2011, she received a generous sponsorship from the Edifier Musician Foundation (Beijing).

These honors have brought her to perform at distinguished venues, including the Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall (NYC), Viennese Hall (Salzburg), Bibliotheque Polonaise de Paris, Vouleftikon – First Parliament of Greece, National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing), Beijing Concert Hall, and Shanghai Oriental Arts Center. As the featured pianist, she toured Taiwan in the Xiamen Taiwan Musical Exchange with Xiamen School of Music Philharmonic. A passionate chamber musician, her duet and trio groups have made appearances in Pablo Casals Chamber Music Festival, Musical Odyssey, and Shanghai Chamber Music Festival.

Chenxing holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Northwestern University, as well as an Artist Diploma and a Master of Music degree from Yale University. In addition, she received the highest admission score to the piano department at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. She has worked with world renowned artists including Eduardus Halim, Boris Slutsky, Alan Chow, Peter Frankl, Hung-Kuan Chen, Fou Ts’ong, Chen Jiang, and Shuxing Zheng.

Chenxing spent her formative years on the beautiful South Chinese island of “Gulangyu,” known as a “music island.” It was where she discovered her passion for classical music. She is the founder of an international fundraising endeavor that raises funds and awareness for homeless animals through performing benefit recitals. She considers this effort as an opportunity to combine two of her greatest loves: music and animals. Her upcoming season will bring her to concert stages in Chicago, Santa Fe, Los Alamos, New York, Paris, Canada, Portugal, and China.

About the Dame Myra Hess Concerts

The concerts are generously sponsored by the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Illinois Arts Council and by individual donors.

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