"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

Coming soon:

Odyssey of Dissent

During the 2020-21 concert season, I will be presenting Odyssey of Dissent, a recital program that explores the relationship between protest and music. Click here for more information and how to catch this event.

News:

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Understanding and Respecting Your Audience

July 21, 2020

I recently came across an article on Interlude about a response to Andras Schiff's controversial thoughts on the modern audience. Here is a quote from the concert pianist's book, Music Comes Out of Silence:

4 Popular Myths Debunked When Working on the Finer Details of a Piece

June 24, 2020

I think I can say, for the most of us, that we often ask ourselves the following after we are done learning the notes and having a decent understanding of the fundamental musicianship of a new piece: what's next? How do we make it sound better?

Teaching piano in the era of Covid-19: how a university professor transitioned to online instruction (a guest post for Pianist Magazine)

May 26, 2020

It was March 10, 2020, roughly two weeks before heading to spring break, when I was told by Miami University that face-to-face instruction would be suspended and that we needed to shift to online teaching. While this announcement wasn’t entirely a surprise to me, I saw this change as a welcomed challenge because I have always wondered as a piano teacher how we could find new and innovative ways to deliver our instruction to students. This health crisis has brought many hardships on all of us, but there is one silver lining:

How Music and the Arts Can Comfort Us During Challenging Times

March 22, 2020

It has been a difficult time for all of us during this COVID-19 health crisis. With so many people out of work and several businesses closed down, this pandemic has understandably created wide-spread panic and anxiety. 

The Story Behind Beethoven's "Moonlight" Sonata: Henle's New Edition by Murray Perahia and Norbert Gertsch

January 29, 2020

In March, I will be presenting a showcase at the Music Teachers National Association Conference in Chicago on Henle's new edition of the Beethoven Piano Sonatas, edited by renowned pianist, Murray Perahia, and Norbert Gertsch. To me, this is a wonderful resource for aspiring pianists to gain access to the minds of one of the most perceptive and sensitive artists of our era. In this edition, Perahia and Henle partner together to produce an excellent blend between performance and historical scholarship by carefully examining and staying as faithful as possible to the composer's autograph and manuscripts. Additionally, Perahia often provides his own performance remarks, theoretical analysis, and historical research––all resulting to a completely unique and cerebral approach to the Beethoven Sonatas.

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