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 nine. After graduating from its high school she came to the United States to 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. In the summers she has participated in the renowned Marlboro Music Festival where she worked and performed with the members of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Juilliard and Guarneri Quartets. Her success in other competitions includes the fourth prize in the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competition, the silver medal in the Prague Spring International Music Competition, and the bronze medal in the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition.
Bin Huang endeared herself to the musical world when at age fourteen 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 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 talent that leaves a listener flabbergasted. (The Sun, Baltimore), and a winner at what matters the most. (The Washington Post).
Ms. Huangs performance of the Beethoven Violin Concerto on Paganini's own violin, the Cannon Guarnerius, is the only live recording featuring that legendary instrument. Both the Audio Review in Italy and the Diapason in France highly praised this CD: The Chinese violinist astounded the listener with both her technical abilities and her musical maturity: ideal intonation, elegant line, everything that gives the concerto its noble character. (Diapason, France, September 2000). As one of three selected Paganini Competition winners, Ms. Huang again had the honor of playing the Cannon with the Orchestra della Toscana in the Italian Music Festival in Tokyo in 2001.
Highlights of the 2002-2003 season include a tour with the Czech Philharmonic in the Czech Republic, concerto and recital appearances in the Dietzenbach Music Festival in Germany, an all-Polish-music recital in the Polish Embassy in the Embassy Series in Washington D.C., and an appearance in the Peoples Great Hall in Beijing as one of the ten most outstanding overseas Chinese performing artists. In addition, Bin's latest CD album, Baroque Violin Favourites, has just been released worldwide on the Naxos and Marco Polo labels.
Regularly appearing in concerts throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, Ms. Huangs 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 Orchestra.
She has also won top prizes in the Jacques Thibaud International Violin Competition in France, the Prague Spring International Music Competition in the 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.
Because of her love for chamber music, Ms. Huang formed the Fideo Piano Trio with cellist Soo Bae and pianist Hyun-Sun Kim in 2002; the group has performed in the States, including Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, and in Toronto, Canada. In the summers she has participated in the renowned Marlboro Music Festival, where she has coached and performed with members of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Juilliard and Guarneri String Quartets.
Bin Huang has won prizes in the following competitions:
first in the Paganini in Genoa, Italy, 1994
1985 she won the gold medal in the Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Lublin, Poland
Second Prize, ARD International Music Competition, Munich, 1999
When Bin Huang won the 41st Paganini(1782-1840) International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy,
her prize included the opportunity to perform on 19th-century virtuoso Niccol Paganini's 1742 Guarneri del Gesu, the Cannon, violin on Oct. 12, Columbus Day, in
Genoa City Hall. Only the winner of the Paganini Competition is allowed to play it once each year.
Miss Huang's live recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto on Paganinis own violin; the Cannon, under the Philarmonia label is the only recording by a Paganini winner played on that legendary instrument. Both the Audio Review in Italy and the Diapason in France have given the CD high praises: 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, France, September 2000)
The picture above shows Bin Huang playing the famous Niccol Paganini's the (Cannon) Guarneri violin, during her performance of the Beethoven Concerto.
Highlights of the 2006-2007 season include US appearances with the Newton Symphony Orchestra in Lincoln Center in New York and Jordon Hall in Boston, and the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra; and foreign appearances in Georgia(The Caucasian Chamber Orchestra) and Italy (recital appearances in the Amici della Musica of the Great Violinists of Our Time series in Florence
and Lamole International Music Festival in Italy.