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Hilda Huang wins Leipzig International Bach Competition

Huang wins first place in piano category
July 21, 2014

Huang_HildaPianist 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. Click here for more information on the event.

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.



First heard you play in Berkeley … you talent amazing and so very happy it’s getting international recognition.

All the very best of success, and greetings to your lovely parents who sat behind me at the Freight & Salvage several years ago!

August 6th, 2014 | Theodora Crawford

Just heard you on NPR’s “From the Top:” Congratulations. Don’t be afraid to continue excelling and enjoying your successes.

Boola Boola. Pierson ’80

May 8th, 2016 | Anatole Kim