Huang, Miao

HUANG, Miao

BiographyCompetitor Program

Miao Huang, a young German pianist with Chinese roots, debuted as soloist with orchestra at the age of 11. During the last season, she played more than 50 concerts, including her debut with the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, as well as a sold-out recital at the Shanghai Concert Hall.

She had been awarded several prizes at international piano competitions before winning 1st Prize at the Newport International Competition for Young Pianists at the age of 19. Since then she has received prizes at the Hong Kong International Piano Competition (3rd Prize), International Piano Competition Premio Jaén (2nd Prize), International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz (5th Prize) and International Piano Competition Alessandro Casagrande (Critics’ Prize and Special Prize). Recently, she has been awarded the Mozart Prize at the 2013 Cleveland International Piano Competition, and 2nd Prize at the 2014 Hilton Head International Piano Competition.

Miao has appeared as soloist with many orchestras including the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, the Orquesta de Córdoba, the Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, the Chisinau National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Polish Chamber Symphonic, the Folkwang Kammerorchester Essen and the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie.

She has performed solo recitals in Germany, Ukraine, Hong Kong, Moldovia, the UK, Austria, and South America. She has performed chamber music with the Endellion String Quartet and with Fabio Bidini.

Miao Huang has studied at Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. She has participated in master classes by Peter Feuchtwanger, Michael Ponti, Arie Vardi, Matti Raekallio and Cécile Ousset.

She has been featured in recordings with German broadcasters as well as Shanghai East Radio. Her debut recording with works by Chopin and Ravel has been recently released by the German label GENUIN.

MIAO HUANG  
PRELIMINARY ROUND ONE  
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in G-sharp Minor, WTC I
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 30 in E Major, op. 109
  Vivace, ma non troppo
  Prestissimo
  Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo
Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 5 in B-flat (Feux follets)
PRELIMINARY ROUND TWO  
Maurice Ravel Gaspard de la nuit
  Ondine
  Le gibet
  Scarbo
Frédéric Chopin Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, op. 52
SEMI-FINAL ROUND  
John Corigliano Fantasia on an Ostinato
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata in D Major, K. 311
  Allegro con spirito
  Andante con espressione
  Rondo
György Ligeti Etude No. 4 (Fanfares)
Frédéric Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, op. 58
  Allegro maestoso
  Scherzo – Molto vivace
  Largo
  Finale – Presto non tanto
FINAL ROUND  
Ludwig van Beethoven Concerto No. 4 in G Major, op. 58