Bin Huang, one of the most outstanding violinists from China, 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 Genoa, Italy in 1994, and the Munich (ARD) International Music Competition in 1999.
Ms Huang has been universally lauded for her interpretive and technical skills, hailed as “a winner in 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: perfect intonation, formal clarity, exquisite phrasing…she brought alive the noble character of the concerto…an interpretation of the highest class.” (Diapason, September 2000)
Bin Huang’s “Baroque Violin Favorites” on the Naxos label was given the Editor’s Choice in the American Record Guide (2003). Concert highlights include appearance in the opening concert of the China National Grand Theater, recital appearances in Kennedy Center, “The Art of Violin” series at the Amici della Musica of Florence, concerto appearances with the Newton Symphony Orchestra in Lincoln Center and in Jordon Hall in Boston, Oregon Mozart Players, Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, Caucasian Chamber Orchestra in Georgia, and China National Symphony Orchestra.
As an active chamber musician, Bin Huang has played in the Marlboro Music Festival, where she performed with members of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Juilliard and Guarneri String Quartets. She is a member of Fideo Trio which has performed in the United States, Italy, and Canada. Bin Huang has given masterclasses in Louisiana State University, the Universities of Dayton, Nebraska, and Southern Utah, Shanghai, Xinghai, Tianjing, and Sichuan conservatories in China.
Besides winning the Wieniawski, the Paganini, and the Munich competitions, she is also a laureate in other world’s most prestigious competitions including the Indianapolis, the Queen Elisabeth, and the Tchaikovsky International Violin Competitions. Bin Huang began her violin studies at age four in China, and entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing at age nine. After graduating from the conservatory’s high school, she came to the United States to study at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree and Artist Diploma. She also received her Masters Degree at the Eastman School of Music. Her major teachers include Shu-Min Guo, Zhi-Long Wang, Berl Senofsky, Igor Ozim, Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, Gennady Kleyman, and Zvi Zeitlin.