Pianist Annie Ziyao Huang performs as a soloist and chamber musician. Exploring the music of different eras with passion and a desire for authenticity, she has been praised for her interpretations of contemporary piano works (1:2:1 Intensive) and historical organ repertoire (Bach Institute, 2019). Recently, she performed at the Puerto Rico International Piano Festival, Emerald Coast Chamber Music Festival, Montecito International Music Festival, and “Beethoven the Contemporary;” she has also been featured with the NYU Baroque Ensemble
and Oberlin Contemporary Ensemble. Ms. Huang has a deep affection for collaborative playing; the recipient of Oberlin Conservatory’s Piano Faculty Prize in Accompanying, she believes that the communication among instrumentalists and singers pushes musicians to a higher realm.
Ms. Huang earned a Bachelor of Music degree as a student of Peter Takács at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she was invited to the National Music Honor Society, Pi Kappa Lambda. She has participated in masterclasses with artists including Paul Badura-Skoda, Stanislav Ioudenitch, William Naboré, Martino Tirimo, and Andreas Staier. Ms. Huang is now a member of the adjunct faculty in Piano Studies at NYU Steinhardt, where she is completing a Master’s Degree of Piano Performance and Advanced Certificate in Piano Performance Pedagogy, studying privately with Eteri Andjaparidze. Dedicating to working with children and igniting their passion for music, Ms. Huang has previously taught piano at Oberlin and at the Agape Music and Arts Center.