Yi-Fang Huang

Piano Collaborator


Yi-Fang Huang is the founder/faculty at the Orford’s instrumental collaborative piano workshop. She is also a viola teaching assistant to Heidi Castleman and repertoire coach at The Juilliard School.

A native of Taiwan, Yi-Fang received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance at The Juilliard School as a pupil of Martin Canin, and her DMA degree in piano performance with Susan Starr at Rutgers University. As soloist, chamber music musician and collaborative pianist Ms. Huang has performed in venues including Walt Disney Concert Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Louvre Museum, Grenoble Museum and National Concert Hall in Taiwan, and has appeared with Elmar Oliveira, Cynthia Phelps, Fred Sherry, Wu Han, Ransom Wilson, Tara Helen O’Connor, Sherry Sylar, and David Bilger. She performed at the OK Mozart festival, International Viola Congress, New York Philharmonic: Insights Series, Interlochen Viola Institute, Great Mountains Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Bowdoin Summer Music Festival and Music Academy of the West, and has premiered works by contemporary composers Somei Sato, Stuart Smith, and Alessandro Solbiati. In 2008 Ms. Huang was both guest lecturer and collaborative pianist at the International Viola Congress, and has worked with top prize winners in the William Primrose Viola Competition, Lionel Tertis Viola Competition, Munich Viola Competition and with musicians from the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra. She serves as pianist and coach at The Perlman Music Program and the North American Viola Institute, assists Heidi Castleman working with young violists in the Juilliard Pre-College division, and recently recorded the Loeffler Two Rhapsodies with violist Cynthia Phelps and oboist Sherry Sylar. Her radio credits include Radio France; WWFM 89.1, The Classical Network; and Public Radio Tulsa. She remains in demand as both pianist and coach at The Juilliard School, working primarily in the studios of Heidi Castleman, Misha Amory, Hsin-Yun Huang and Steven Tenenbom. Also a violist, Ms. Huang currently continues her instrumental studies with Heidi Castleman and Steven Tenenbom.