HUANG Bin, universally lauded for her interpretive and technical skills, has been hailed as ‘a winner in what matters the most’ by the Washington Post and ‘a talent that leaves a listener flabbergasted’ by the Baltimore Sun. She holds a professorship at the China Conservatory of Music in Beijing. During her solo concerts, she has received top violins and bow on short-term loan from the Yu Art Foundation ('YAF'), including the 'General Dupont' Stradivari, G.B. Guadagnini, G.B. Rogeri violins and the Tourte bow, and she has gained long-term loan of YAF's Fiorini violin as well.
The Chinese violinist, Huang Bin, began her violin studies at age 4 and completed her early education at the primary and middle schools attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She holds degrees from the Peabody Conservatory of Music (BMA and Artist Diploma) and the Eastman School of Music (MMA and DMA) where her principal teachers were Berl Senofsky and Zvi Zeitlin. Her other major teachers include Guo Shumin, Wang Zhilong, Igor Ozim, Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang and Gennady Kleyman.
At age 14 Huang Bin won the Junior Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Lublin, Poland (1985), sharing First Prize with Maxim Vengerov. She has maintained international prominence, winning both the Paganini International Violin Competition in Genoa, Italy in 1994 and the Munich (ARD) International Music Competition in 1999. She is also a laureate in other world’s most prestigious competitions including the Queen Elisabeth, Prague Spring, Indianapolis, Tchaikovsky, Marguerite-Long Thibaud and Hanover International Violin Competitions.
Huang Bin’s concert career has taken her throughout the world, appearing at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonic Hall, Palais Des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Opera City in Tokyo, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, and the People’s Great Hall and National Grand Theater in Beijing. Huang Bin has given master classes in various universities and conservatories in the United States, Asia, Germany and Italy. Huang Bin was employed as a professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music from 2012 to 2015 and as an associate professor of violin at the Eastman School of Music from 2015 to 2018.
Huang Bin’s live recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto on Paganini’s own violin, the ‘Cannon’, is the only existing live recording captured with that legendary instrument. Both the Audio Review in Italy and the Diapason in France have highly praised this CD. Her ‘Baroque Violin Favorites’ on the Naxos label was given the Editor’s Choice in the American Record Guide (2003).