About this Artist
Acclaimed by Opera News as being “among the top accompanists of her generation” and “a coloristic tour de force” by The New York Times, Grammy-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. Last season, she made her Wigmore Hall debut in London with tenor Nicholas Phan. She also toured with the Mariinsky Theater and Maestro Valery Gergiev throughout South America, performing as part of their art festival with bass Dmitry Grigoriev. This season, she performs recitals with singers Lawrence Brownlee, Nicholas Phan, Susanna Phillips, Eric Owens, Quinn Kelsey, Marjorie Owens, appearing at Carnegie Hall, the Herbst Theatre, the Boston Celebrity Series, the Schubert Club, the Gilmore Festival, Shriver Hall, the Park Avenue Armory, and the George London 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 to 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 Placido Domingo, performing at opera houses around the world, such as Teatro alla Scala, Milan; the Royal Opera House, London; the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing; and the Teatro Real, Madrid. She regularly teaches at young artist programs throughout the U.S. to train young opera singers and pianists.
Huang is an avid recitalist and recording artist. Her recordings have received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Gramophone, Opera News, and The Boston Globe. Her most recent album, Gods and Monsters, with tenor Nicholas Phan, was nominated in 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.” Her next album, Illuminations, on the Avie label, with tenor Nicholas Phan, the award-winning Telegraph Quartet, and the chamber ensemble The Knights, was released in April, 2018. Other albums include Winter Words and Still Falls the Rain on the Avie label with Nicholas Phan, and Paysages on the Bridge label with soprano Susanna Phillips, all released to critical acclaim.