Kuang Hao Huang
Adjunct Faculty - Piano
College of Arts and Sciences
Pianist Huang practices an active career of performing and teaching throughout the United States, England, France, China and South Korea. As a soloist, he has performed with the New World Symphony, Elgin Symphony Orchestra, Vermeer and Chicago String Quartets, Chicago Chamber Musicians Composer Perspectives series, Fulcrum Point, MusicNOW and Ravinia’s Rising Stars series. Also, Huang been heard on Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess memorial Series on WFMT 98.7.
He has performed concerts and radio broadcasts with members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and as a regular guest of the Chicago Chamber Musicians. An advocate of new music, he has given world premier performances of works by Louis Andriessen, Chen Yi, Daniel Kellogg, James Matheson and Rami Levin. Huang has worked with several composers including Pierre Boulez and John Corigliano. Among his principal teachers were Leonard Hokanson, Joseph Kalichstein, Howard Karp, Rita Sloan and Sylvia Wang.
He serves on the faculties of Concordia University Chicago, the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and the Merit School of Music. Among his other activities are presenting educational outreach programs throughout the Chicago Public Schools, coordinating the summer piano program at Northwestern University’s National High School Music Institute and has served on the faculty of the Mimir Chamber Music Festival at Texas Christian University.
Huang earned his degrees form the University of Wisconsin, Indiana University and Northwestern University. A native of Whitewater, Wis., Huang currently resides in Oak Park with is wife, Janice, and their children. Maia and Gabriel.