Pianist Hilda Huang '18 won first place in the 2014 International Bach Competition, held in Leipzig, Germany. Huang is an undergraduate in Yale College who studies with Melvin Chen.
The XIXth International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition 2014 took place July 9–19, 2014. The final round took place on July 18, with the awards presentation and winners' concert on July 19.
Before coming to Yale, Huang studied with John McCarthy at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has also studied harpsichord and conducting. Huang has attended master classes given by Robert Levin, Gilbert Kalish, John Perry, and others. In 2010 she won both the Würzburg International J.S. Bach Piano Competition and the Tureck International Bach Competition.
Concerts have taken her to prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. (under the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program) and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has performed under the baton of conductors including Nicholas McGegan and Stephen Paulson.