Pianist Heqing Huang has a multi-faceted career as a performer, teacher, and music promoter. As a performer, recently He has appeared in recitals at Xi’an Conservatory, Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Sichuan Normal University, Nanchong Grand Opera, China West Normal University, and North Sichuan Medical College. In the 2022-2023 season, he is scheduled to tour across China with other XiYin piano faculties, which will visit all Chinese conservatories. As a soloist, Dr. Huang has performed with the University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra, Symphony of the Vines, Lynn Philharmonic, and Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra. He was the pianist of the Midwest trio, who was selected by the University of Iowa chamber music program to tour across Iowa. He won first prize in the Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota piano competition with the Virginia B. Toulmin Award, first prize in Ars Flores Young Artist music competition, first prize in “HAILUN” National Piano Competition -Sichuan Subdivision, special award prize in the 1st National Youth Piano Competition held by the China Culture Ministry.
As a teacher, Dr. Huang is currently on the piano faculty of Xi’an conservatory of music where he holds a full studio with students from the age of 12-24. He is also the teacher in charge of piano pedagogy courses. He is on the team of an education reforming program sponsored by the Shaanxi Education Ministry to study adding local piano music into the undergraduate piano program’s curriculum. He was invited to judge numerous piano competitions, including the 4th Liszt International Piano Competition in China, the 31st China-US Open Piano Competition, the 2022 Shanghai International Music Festival Piano Competition, and so on.
As a music promoter, Dr. Huang was featured in the West China City Daily, Tianfu Morning Paper and Sichuan Province Television Station, and South Florida classical radio station. His first album Five moments of Sertar was released by Orpheus Classical and consists of piano music composed by Ziyang Wen from 2011-2020.
Dr.Huang received full scholarships for all his education in the states. he earned his undergraduate degree from Lynn University under Dr. Roberta Rust, master’s and doctor of musical arts degrees from the University of Iowa under Dr. Uriel Tsachor. During his study at UI, he served as assistant of the vice dean Alan Huckleberry, assistant of UI chamber music director Elizabeth Oakes and teaching assistant at piano department.
Dr.Huang is an alumni of Montecito international music festival. His other festival appearances include Piano Texas and Chautauqua international music festival.