Eileen Huang (piano)

Eileen Huang (China/USA/France ) – Pianist

Eileen Huang, the founder and director of ICMC International Chamber Music Camp and Festival in Positano, Italy, Shanghai and France since 1998.

Eileen was born in Chongqing, China. Her parents were important scholars studied in USA in 1920s. She began her piano studies at age 6. At the age of eleven, she won the National Young Musicians Performance Competition and that year was admitted to the Central Conservatory in Beijing from where she graduated in 1966. Like many other Chinese musicians, her career was put on hold for 7 years during the Cultural Revolution.

She immigrated to San Francisco in 1979 and received the Master of Fine Arts Degree from Mills College in Oakland, California in 1982 and was honored with the Flora Boyd Memorial Award for Best Piano Performance. At Mills her mentor was Bernard Albramowitsch. She also studied in France, Portugal and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg under
Helena Costa, whose mentors included Alfred Cortot and Edwin Fischer.

Since 1990, Eileen has been living in Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France.
She has taught Master classes and given Piano Recital: “ East meets West”,“ Piano on Silk Road” ,“Chopin and China”, “Golden Autumn Melody”, “Shunza and mom’s Silk Trio Concert ” etc. in the United States, Asia and Europe. She was also a guest artist to perform on her pop singer star Shunza’s concerts in China and Taiwan.

She has recorded and produced numerous CDs of Chinese piano works and European classical music including: “Ancient and Modern Chinese Music Volume I, Volume II ”, “Chinese Piano Concertos”, “24 Chinese Folk Songs”, “Longing”, “Flowing Through Time”, “Beethoven Sonata and Chinese Music”, “Venezia e Napoli”, and “Bach-Busoni, Ravel and 22 Chinese Folk Songs.” Her works have been distributed by Wind Record Company and Wind Song, Ltd. Taiwan, ASV Ltd. London, Divox of Basel, Switzerland and Disques Dom of Paris.

She is also a Tai-Chi teacher and the author of several books in Chinese: “Flowing -Chinese Gypsy Woman” ( 1999), “Struggle –How to Build Happiness”( 2001), “19 Letters from Positano”(2004), “My Homes”(2006), “My Corner of Paradise-Positano.”(2008) and “I am Shunza’s Mom – Eileen from Beijing to Positano”(2012).

She currently resides in France d’ Azur,Antibes and Paris.

黃愛蓮 Eileen Huang

黃愛蓮出身於高級知識份子世家。祖父和外祖父是中國本世紀初的留日法學家和早期在中國開辦西方學院的教育家。父親是二十年代清華學堂(後清華大學)留美博士生,母親也是二十年代在哥倫比亞大學學習世界文學。父母在紐約結婚,三十年代回國,成為建設祖國的棟樑人才。

黃愛蓮出生於四川重庆,六歲開始學鋼琴,十歲在北京少年兒童音樂比賽獲獎,十一歲考入中央音樂學院少年班,1966年以優異成績畢業於中央音樂學院。同年文化大革命开始,和音樂學院同学一起到葛沽农场劳动,音樂演奏中断七年之久。1973年分配到中央芭蕾舞团任演奏员。

1979年從北京移居舊金山,1982年取得Mills女子大學音樂系碩士學位並获得最佳钢琴演奏奖。1989年加入美籍。1987-1990年間曾到法國、葡萄牙、奧地利等地繼續進修。

1990年移居古典音樂之鄉–歐洲,曾居住奧地利,瑞士,在音樂會演奏和音樂學校教授鋼琴。

1997年搬居義大利南部地中海邊,鄰近拿波里的波色太濃Positano,並於1998年夏熱情創立了「波色太濃國際室內樂大課音樂節」
ICMC ( International Chamber Music Courses & Festival ) 。 2007年夏她又走回祖国,开办了第一届ICMC上海。2012年扩展到法国布列塔尼省都瓦城堡和巴黎,2015年ICMC从意大利西到东“海湾到海湾”.

黃愛蓮演奏錄製中外鋼琴曲CD:“中国古曲现代曲 第一集,第二集” “中国钢琴协奏曲锦” ,“相望”, “短诉” ,“流水”, “贝多芬奏鸣曲 和中国钢琴曲” “威尼斯和那波里”, “ 巴哈, 布卓尼, 拉威尔 和 二十二首中国民歌钢琴曲”。

黃愛蓮並熱衷寫作: 1999年出版《漂–中國吉普賽女人》、2001年出版《闖–快樂是怎樣築成的》,2004年出版《思念的羽翼–來自波色太濃的19封信》, 2006年出版《我的家們》,2008年出版《樂在天堂的一角– 波色太濃》, 2012年出版《我是“顺妈”- 黄爱莲从北京到波色太浓》 。

活躍於美國、亞洲和歐洲,出任比賽評審,喜歡教打太極拳。舉辦专题音樂會:“东方与西方”, “钢琴走丝绸之路”, “肖邦和中国”,“金秋旋律”,“读书音乐会”,“顺子和顺妈的丝三重奏音乐会”,“音乐人生故事音乐会”和各种慈善音乐会 等,并在流行歌手女儿顺子音樂會出任嘉宾演奏钢琴。

黃愛蓮现居住法國蔚蓝海岸安提白Côte d’ Azur :Antibes 和巴黎。