Tzu-Yin Huang began playing the piano at the age of four. After years of study and earning an undergraduate degree in Taiwan, she came to the University of Michigan where she received two postgraduate degrees studying under Logan Skeleton and Louis Nagel.
Tzu-Yin has won many awards including first prize and the orchestra prize at the 12th Hastings International Piano Competition in East Sussex, England in 2016. This led to performances in England including her London debut and concerto performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She also received top prizes at the Wideman International Piano Competition, the Iowa Piano Competition, concerto competitions at both the University of Michigan and National Taiwan Normal University, and the Yamaha Piano Competition in Taiwan.
She has served as a performing pianist for the Innsbrook and Meadowmount music festivals, and also as a fellow of the Gijón International Piano Festival in Spain. She is a performing artist of Chamber Music Michigan (CMM) and has her own duo group called “Ecius.” Recently she is focusing on expanding her repertoire, as well as performing throughout the United States and Europe. Her principal teachers include Chung-Wen Tsai, Louis Nagel, and Logan Skelton.
Tzu-Yin particularly enjoys the connections she is able to make through community outreach in schools and retirement homes. She loves performing and nothing in the world makes her happier. In all of her studies, she has learned that the most important thing is to play music from the heart because this is the way that music touches people’s souls.
University of Michigan (United States)
National Taiwan Normal University (Taiwan)
2016 Wideman International Piano Competition (1st Prize)
2016 Hastings International Piano Concerto Competition (1st Prize, Orchestra Prize)
Scarlatti Sonata in A minor, K. 109
Scarlatti Sonata in A major, K. 342
Glinka/Balakirev The Lark
Bartók/Sandor Concerto for Orchestra, Sz. 116, Mov. IV Intermezzo Interrotto
Scriabin Sonata No.4 in F-sharp major, Op.30
Haydn Sonata in E major, Hob. XVI:22
Debussy L’isle joyeuse, L. 106
Bartók Sonata, Sz. 80
Bach Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827
Schumann Novelette No. 1 in F major, Op. 21
Schumann Romance No. 2 in F-sharp major, Op. 28
Schumann Novelette No. 2 in D major, Op. 21
Prokofiev Visions Fugitives, Op.22
Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26