Du Huang

Pianist Du Huang has presented solo performances at the Grosser Saal of the Konzerthaus and the Brahms-Saal of the Musikverein in Vienna, Salle Gaveau and Salle Cortot in Paris, Shanghai Music Hall and Beijing Music Hall, and numerous concert venues in Czech Republic. His performances have been broadcasted by radio stations in the United States and abroad. Huang also performs frequently in the Unison Piano Duo with his wife, pianist Xiao Hu. They have presented piano duo recitals at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, and on many concert series and university campuses. Their performances were featured on Iowa Public Television and Minnesota Public Radio on numerous occasions. 

Huang received early training at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music from the age eight to eighteen. He later graduated from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music with the Bachelor of Music (magna cum laude) and Master of Music degrees, studying with Professors Eugene and Elizabeth Pridonoff. He studied with Professor Gilbert Kalish at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, receiving the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2001. He has also studied in master classes with pianist Leon Fleisher. His chamber music coaches include Timothy Eddy, Henry Meyer, and Peter Oundjian.   

A passionate and caring teacher, Huang enjoys working with young pianists and musicians at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he is an Associate Professor of Music. He has served as a piano faculty member at Lutheran Summer Music, and Saarburg International Music Festival in Germany. His active adjudicating services include Chicago Duo Piano Festival Competition, Hong Kong Schools Music Festival, and numerous MTNA auditions and competitions. Huang is also in demand as a visiting professor in Conservatories and Schools of Music in his native country of China.