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Chu-Fang Huang

The UGA Performing Arts Center presents award-winning pianist Chu-Fang Huang, above,  on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall.

The Chinese pianist’s Athens debut will feature works by Schumann, Ravel, Haydn and Prokofiev. Tickets are $18 and half-price for UGA students.

Huang began studying the piano at age 7 and received a full scholarship to China’s Shenyang Music Conservatory’s pre-college division at 12. She made her U.S. recital debut at 15 in the La Jolla Music Society’s Prodigy Series.

In 2005, Huang was first prize winner of the Cleveland International Piano Competition and a finalist in the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Texas.

 In 2006, she won first prize at the 2006 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. She has appeared as guest soloist in the U.S. with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony, in Canada with the Victoria Symphony, in Australia with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Australian Chamber Orchestra and in China with the Shen-Zhen Philharmonic and the Liao-ning Philharmonic.

She received her bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and her master’s of music degree from the Juilliard School. She is currently pursuing postgraduate studies at Juilliard.

The Performing Arts Center is also sponsoring an educational residency with Huang, taking her to schools in Clarke and Wilkes counties for outreach and education programs. 

Huang’s Feb. 8 recital will be recorded for national radio broadcast on American Public Media’s Performance Today.