JOHNSON CITY (Oct. 7, 2013) – Award-winning pianist Chu-Fang Huang will return to East Tennessee State University to perform in the Powell Piano Series on Friday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Mathes Hall.
Her recital will feature works by Haydn, Chopin, Scriabin, Milhaud and Gershwin.
Huang, who is making her fourth appearance at ETSU, began her piano studies at age 7 in her native China and attended the pre-college division of Shenyang Conservatory of Music, winning first prize in the Chinese Prodigy Piano Competition. She "captured the attention of the musical world" by becoming the first Chinese pianist to win a gold medal in the 2005 Cleveland International Piano Competition, only two months after being named a finalist in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Since then, she has won numerous top prizes in Hong Kong, Australia, China and the United States and has appeared as a soloist with symphony orchestras in major cities throughout the world.
Huang earned her bachelor's degree in 2004 at the Curtis Institute of Music and her master's degree, as well as the Arthur Rubinstein Graduate Award, from The Juilliard School.
The ETSU Department of Music's Powell Piano Series began in the fall of 2007 in honor of Jim and Sandy Powell and is dedicated to the advancement of solo piano performance by outstanding national and international artists.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and free for students with ID and may be purchased in advance at www.etsu.edu/cas/music or at the door. For more information, call the ETSU Department of Music at (423) 439-4276. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at (423) 439-8346.