Bin Huang

(Violinist) - Chairman of the Jury

Bin Huang, one of the most outstanding violinists from China, first came to international attention at age fourteen when she won the Junior Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Lublin, Poland, sharing First Prize with Maxim Vengerov. She has maintained international prominence, winning both the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy, and the Munich (ARD) International Music Competition in Munich, Germany. Ms. Huang has been universally lauded for her interpretive and technical skills, hailed as "a winner in what matters the most" (The Washington Post) and "a talent that leaves a listener flabbergasted." (The Sun, Baltimore)

Bin Huang’s live recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto on Paganini’s own violin the "Cannon," released by Dynamic label (2013) is the only existing live recording captured with that legendary instrument. Diapason praised it as "an interpretation of the highest class." Bin Huang’s Baroque Violin Favourites released by Naxos (2003) was given the Editor’s choice in the American Record Guide. Her recording of The Christmas Story on Dynamic (2013) and The Complete Mozart Violin Sonatas on Vermeer (2017) has also won critical acclaim. Her live performance of the complete Mozart concertos with the Carlo Felice Theater Orchestra in 2017 has been released recently under the Carlo Felice Theatre Archives.

Bin Huang’s concert career has taken her throughout the world, performing with leading orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Korean Broadcasting System Symphony Orchestra, and China National Symphony Orchestra; appearing at important concert venues such as the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Opera City in Tokyo, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, and the People’s Great Hall in China. She was invited to play in the Inaugural Concert at the China National Performing Arts Center in Beijing and featured on CCTV’s (China Central TV) special program of the Ten-Most-Celebrated Violinists

As an active chamber musician, Bin Huang has played in the Marlboro Music Festival, where she performed with members of the Beaux Arts Trio and the Juilliard and Guarneri String Quartet. Bin was a violin professor at the Shanghai Conservatory and the Eastman School of Music. She is currently the Chair of Orchestral Instruments Department at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Bin Huang has given master classes throughout the USA, Asia, and Europe, and has served as an artist jury member in the 12th Stradivari Violin Making Competition in Cremona, the 2nd China Violin Making Competition in Beijing, and a jury member in the 53rd and 55th Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy.

Bin Huang began her violin studies at age four in China, and entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing at age nine. After graduating from the Middle School Affiliated with the Central Conservatory, she went to the United States to study at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree and Artist Diploma. She also received her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees at the Eastman School of Music. Her teachers include Zhou Shantong, Guo Shumin, Wang Zhilong, Berl Senofsky, and Zvi Zeitlin.


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