"A tremendous artist"

JoAnn Falletta, Music Director of Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

“Pianist Frank Huang gave a promising debut showing him to be a thoughtful and accomplished performer...[the performance] was impressive for its maturity and refinement..."

Rorianne Schrade, New York Concert Review

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This Is Why Classical Music Should Not Be Forgotten

August 28, 2019

I have always been a firm believer that classical music has the ability to elicit powerful reactions beyond the notes we hear from the concert stage. Sure, we might hear a piece with a catchy tune, and we will be humming along all day, but I think classical music can do much more for us as a community.

3 reasons why you should study Czerny exercises: a guest post for Pianist Magazine

August 21, 2019

Widely known as an important piano teacher in Vienna in the early 19th century, Carl Czerny composed numerous exercises for beginner and intermediate level students to develop their technique. Some notable examples include 100 Progressive Studies, Op. 139, 40 Daily Studies, Op. 337, and 110 Progressive Exercises, Op. 453. Today, Czerny continues to be a resourceful pedagogical tool. Just ask any piano teacher what technical exercises that they assign to their students, and they will most often cite Hanon and Czerny.

Fueling My Creative Desire: Concert Programming

July 30, 2019

One of my favorite things that I love to do as a musician is to develop recital programs. Chamber music friends and partners that have worked with me know that I have a tendency to plan for future repertoire even before we have even performed our current program! But to me, there is something inherently fun about this.

3 ways to improve your legato playing: a guest post for Pianist Magazine

July 15, 2019

I recently wrote a blog post for Pianist Magazine on legato playing. Hope you find it to be helpful!

 

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Understanding Musical Context When Solving Technical Challenges in Your Repertoire

July 15, 2019

Often times, when we encounter a technically challenging passage in a piano work, what is usually our first instinct in trying to solve it? Well, if you have been following my posts, I hope you would have considered hands separate and slow practice. Remember: working at a slower tempo and dissecting the parts separately will give you greater understanding on how the passage works. While slow practice is a great place to begin, it doesn't fully give you the mastery or confidence in conquering the passage. Today, I want to share a critical component with you, or the "secret sauce," in solving technical problems in your piano pieces.

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