Bin Huang endeared herself to the musical world at age fourteen when she won the Junior Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Lublin, Poland, sharing First Prize with Maxim Vengerov. She has maintained international prominence, winning both the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy in 1994 and the Munich International Music Competition in 1999. Ms. Huang has been universally lauded for her interpretive and technical skills, hailed as “a winner at what matters the most…” ( The Washington Post ) and “a talent that leaves a listener flabbergasted…” ( The Sun , Baltimore)
Bin Huang’s live recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto on Paganini’s own violin, the “Cannon,” is the only existing live recording captured with that legendary instrument. Both the Audio Review in Italy and the Diapason in France have highly praised this CD: “The Chinese violinist astounded the listener with both her technical abilities and her musical maturity: ideal intonation, elegant lines…everything that gives the concerto its noble character…” ( Diapason ). Regularly appearing in concerts throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, her career has brought engagements with leading orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony, the Czech Philharmonic, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Chamber Orchestra, the Korean Broadcasting System Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony.
Bin Huang’s Baroque Violin Favorite on the Naxos Label was given the editor’s choice in the American Record Guide (2003). Her concert highlights in 2003-2004 season include appearance with the Milano Classica Chamber Orchestra in Italy, with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta in Hong Kong, with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., with the Genoa Youth Orchestra in the New Year’s Concert in Budapest where she premiered the La Traviata by Camillo Sivori, she gave the opening concert for the Chinese Embassy in the Embassy Series in Washington D.C. and she also gave concerts and master classes in China.
During the 2004-2005 season, Bin Huang appears with the New Russian National Symphony Orchestra in the 2004 China Cultural Festival in Russia with performances in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Other highlights include appearances with the Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, Italy, the World Chamber Orchestra in Germany, the premiere of Nicolo Paganini’s 6 Cantabili e Valtz for violin and guitar in the opening concert for the Casa Paganini in Genoa, Italy.
Bin Huang began her violin studies at age four in her hometown of Hunan, China, and entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing at age nine. After graduating from high school, she came to the United States to study at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where she earned her Bachelor of Music and Artist Diploma degrees. Her major teachers include Shu-Min Guo, Zhi-Long Wang, Berl Senofsky, Igor Ozim, Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang and Gennady Kleyman. She has also won top prizes in the Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition in France, the Prague Spring International Music Competition in Czech Republic, the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition in Russia, the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in Belgium, the Hanover International Violin Competition in Germany, the Dong-A International Violin Competition in Korea, and the Indianapolis International Violin Competition in the USA. She has participated in the Marlboro MusicFestival where she has coached and performed with members of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Juilliard and Guarneri String Quartets.