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Date of Birth: September 3, 1998
School: The University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance
Teacher: Logan Skelton
Concerto: Liszt Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
Frank Huang is from Shenzhen, China. He explored piano as a hobby when he was 9 years old and started private lessons the same year. At the age of 14, Frank got a chance to meet Dr. Jay Hershberger, the president of the American Liszt Society, and was impressed by the professor’s teaching. After graduating from middle school, Frank made the decision to move to the United States alone to study with Dr. Hershberger. After high school, Frank was granted numerous scholarships to the Shepherd School of Music and earned his Bachelor of Music degree with Dr. Robert Roux.
Frank has won the gold prize of the Chinese National Elegant Young Artists Competition in 2009, the first prize of The Third Hong Kong International Piano Competition China Division in 2013, and he is the grand prize winner of The Young Artists Solo Competition sponsored by the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra and Minnesota Public Radio in 2016. Last year, he has won first prizes in the Houston Ruth Burr piano competition, the Young Texas Artists Music Competition, Serbia World Open Music Competition, as well as in the Rising Concert Artist category at the Chicago International Piano Competition. His competition wins in the past months include first prize in the Marian Garcia Piano Competition, first and audience favorite prizes in Grand Junction Concerto competition, second place in the MTNA-Steinway Young Artist National Final, and first place in the Rosamond P. Haeberle Piano Award competition. Frank is pursuing his Master of Music degree with Dr. Logan Skelton at the University of Michigan under a full tuition scholarship.