Bin Huang


Member of the Jury

Bin Huang, one of the most outstanding violinists from China, first came to international attention when she won the Junior Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Lublin, Poland at age fourteen. 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 concert career has taken her throughout the world, performing with leading orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony, Czech Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Korean Broadcasting System Symphony, and China National Symphony orchestras; appearing at important venues such as the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Opera City in Tokyo, Musikferein in Vienna, the Great Hall in Moscow Conservatory, and the People’s Great Hall in China. She was invited to play in the Inaugural Concert at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing and featured on CCTV’s (China Central TV) special program of the Ten- Most-Celebrated Violinists.


Bin Huang’s live recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto on Paganini’s violin the “Cannon”, released by Dynamic label (2013) received five stars from Diapason, calling it "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 An-Lun Huang’s piano trio released by MDG won the 2019 Opus Klassik Prize in Germany. Bin Huang’s other recordings includeThe Christmas Story on Dynamic (2013), The Complete Mozart Violin Sonatas onVermeer (2017), live concert recording of the complete Mozart concertos with the Carlo Felice Theater Orchestra, released under the Carlo Felice Theatre Archives in 2017, and “Un Cannone In Barocco”, a CD featuring Baroque music played on Paganini’s Cannon released on Gilfreed Record label in 2018. She also recorded all three Brahms sonatas for the National Center for Performing Arts label in 2018, which will be released in 2020.


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 quartets. Bin Huang was a violin professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music 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 a jury member in the 53rd and 55th Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy, and as an artist jury member in the 12th Stradivari Violin Making Competition in Cremona, and the 2nd China International Violin Making Competition in Beijing. She will be the Chairman of Jury at the China International Music Competition in May, 2020. Bin Huang’s 2019-2020 season highlights include concerto appearances with the the West Australian Symphony, the China National Symphony, the Beijing Symphony, the Shanghai Philharmonic, the Sichuan Symphony, the Sichuan Philharmonic, and the Hangzhou Symphony orchestras. Recitals include programs featuring all 24 Paganini caprices, all Bach solo sonatas and partitas, and sonatas for violin and piano to be performed at the Paganini Festival in Genoa, Italy, the Forbidden City Concert Hall and the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, and the Hong Kong Culture Center among other venues.


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.