Myra Huang pianist
About Myra HuangAcclaimed by Opera News as being "among the top accompanists of her generation" and "a coloristic tour de force" by The New York Times, Grammy® Award-nominated pianist Myra Huang performs in recitals and chamber music concerts around the world. Highly sought after for her interpretation of lieder and art song as well as her depth of musicianship and impeccable technique, she regularly performs with acclaimed opera singers around the world. This year she performs recitals throughout the United States, including The Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, The Kennedy Center, Interlochen Music Festival, Hill Auditorium at the University of Michigan, and The Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center. Her recital with tenor Lawrence Brownlee at Carnegie Hall was chosen by WQXR as one of 2018’s best classical recitals of the year and was presented with The Samuel Sanders Collaborative Artist Award for 2019 by The Classical Recording Foundation.
Huang has served on the music staffs of the Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, and The Palau De Les Arts in Valencia, Spain. She worked closely with director Lorin Maazel and Zubin Mehta as an assistant conductor at the Palau De Les Arts. From 2011-2013, she served as the Head of Music Staff at New York City Opera. She is a staff pianist for the Operalia competition, directed by Plácido Domingo, performing at opera houses around the world such as Teatro alla Scala (Milan), The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (London), The National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing), and Teatro Real (Madrid). She regularly teaches at young artist programs throughout the United States to train young opera singers and pianists, including Music Academy of the West and the Houston Grand Opera Studio. She is on the music staff of The Steans Institute at Ravinia. In the 2019-20 season she joined the music staff of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.
Huang is an avid recitalist and recording artist. Her recordings have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Gramophone UK, Opera News, and The Boston Globe. Her recent album Gods and Monsters with tenor Nicholas Phan was nominated for the “Best Classical Vocal Solo Album” category at the 2018 Grammy® Awards. Of this album, Opera News stated that “Huang matches the tenor with pianistic arsenal of colors and attacks, controlled by her astonishing technique.” Other recordings include Illuminations on the Avie label with Mr. Phan, Telegraph Quartet, and The Knights Chamber Orchestra (Colin and Eric Jacobsen, Artistic Directors), Winter Words and Still Falls the Rain on the Avie label with Mr. Phan, and Paysages on the Bridge label with soprano Susanna Phillips. Huang is a Steinway Artist.