The Faculty Artist Series presents internationally lauded violinist Bin Huang, at the Eastman School of Music, Sunday, February 11, at 3 p.m., in Kilbourn Hall at the Eastman School of Music. The program includes Piano Trios Nos. 1 and 2 by Aniun Huang.
Internationally lauded violinist Bin Huang has built a concert career appearing with leading orchestras and in leading venues around the world. As a chamber musician, she has played in the Marlboro Music Festival with members of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Juilliard and Guarneri String Quartets. Her live performances as well as her recordings have earned praise for her technical abilities and interpretation.
At the age of four, Huang received a violin from her father and began her studies in her hometown of Changsha, China. She entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing at age nine. After graduation, she came to the United States and studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where she earned a Bachelor of Music degree and the Artist Diploma. Huang received her Master of Music and Performer’s Certificate and Doctor of Musical Arts at Eastman.
Since embarking on her professional career at 23, Huang has performed with the Czech Philharmonic, Orchestre National de France, Baltimore Symphony, Korean Broadcasting System Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony, St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, Cape Town Symphony, Shanghai Symphony, and other orchestras. She has been hailed as “a talent that leaves a listener flabbergasted” by the Baltimore Sun and “a winner in what matters the most” by the Washington Post.
Huang has appeared at such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center, Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Kennedy Center, Opera City in Tokyo, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, and the People’s Great Hall in China. She was invited to play in the Inauguration Concert at the China National Performing Arts Center in Beijing and was one of the “Ten Most Celebrated Violinists” featured on China Central TV.
Huange holds a professorship at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and has given master classes in the United States, Asia, Germany, and Italy. She was an artist jury member in the 12th Stradivari Violin Making Competition in Cremona and the second China Violin Making Competition in Beijing, and a jury member in the 53rd Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy.
The Faculty Artist Series is generously supported by Patricia Ward-Baker.
Tickets for Eastman’s Faculty Artist Series are $10 for the general public and free to current Season Subscribers. Tickets can be purchased at the Eastman Theatre Box Office, 433 East Main St.; by phone (585) 274-3000; or online at http://eastmantheatre.org
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About Eastman School of Music:
The Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It was the first professional school of the University of Rochester. Mr. Eastman’s dream was that his school would provide a broad education in the liberal arts as well as superb musical training. The current dean is Jamal Rossi, appointed in 2014.
About 900 students are enrolled in Eastman’s Collegiate Division– about 500 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. Students come from almost every state, and approximately 20 percent are from other countries. They are guided by more than 95 full-time faculty members. Six alumni and three faculty members have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music, as have numerous GRAMMYÒ Awards. Each year, Eastman’s students, faculty members, and guest artists present more than 700 concerts to the Rochester community.