Pianist Rixiang Huang was awarded first prize in the Piano Masters category of the Chopin International Piano Competition. Held annually in Hartford, Connecticut, the competition was held virtually this year. Huang performed Chopin’s Barcarolle, Rondo in E-flat major, Scherzo No. 3 as well as Bartok’s Piano Sonata and Rachmaninoff’s Études-Tableaux, Op. 39 in the final round.
A DMA candidate in Keyboard Studies, Huang studies with professor Jeffrey Kahane. Praised by the New York Concert Review as “in a word, superb,” Huang released his first album, French Romance, in April 2020.