David Huangs catapult career was a fact when he was awarded first prize in Swedens biggest competition for classical music, Soloist Prize 2014. He was quickly appointed Swedish Radio P2 Artist in Residence and is since one of Swedens most sought after and versitile artist, frequently performing with the symphony orchestras and in concert halls.
Career highlights includes Sjostakovitj first piano concerto with Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Manfred Honeck, Stenhammar second piano concerto as well as Victoria Borisova-Olla’s double concerto «Die Wunderbare Leiden» with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as his highly acclaimed debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra performing Mozart piano concerto no. 21 together with Michael Balke.
The season of 19/20 mr. Huang can be seen with projects such as J.S. Bachs legendary Goldberg Variations and the world premiere of Benjamin Staerns innovative piano concerto for three Disklavier pianos and orchestra. He will also be performing concertos by Maurice Ravel and Francis Poulenc and is currently together with star clarinetist Magnus Holmander on a grand European tour featuring performances in concert halls such as the Concertgebouw, Elbphilharmonie and the Barbican.
David Huang is a passionate chamber musician and is touring regularly as a duo with Norwegian cellist Amalie Stalheim as well as piano trio reinforced with Norwegian violinist Guro Kleven Hagen. Since a few years he is also in close collaboration with virtuoso clarinetist Magnus Holmander.
But for David it’s never been enough performing the grand repertoire at the traditional concert halls. His great commitment to spread classical music to a new and younger audience led him and conductor Christian Karlsen in 2018 to found the festival Gränslandet – Symfonisk Fest, Swedens biggest festival associated with classical music and young audience. The festival houses its own symphony orchestra and the premiere edition of the festival attracted nearly six thousand visitors during two days and nights.
Competitions, Awards and Scholarships:
2000: 4th prize at Stockholm Concertinos competition for young musicians 2002: First recording session on the Swedish Radio after being awarded the Special prize at the national music competition Musik Direkt
2003: 3rd prize at SPPF:s competition for young pianists.
2004: 3rd prize at the II:nd Steinway Festival in Stockholm .
2006: Mai von Roséns scholarship from the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden. 2007-2010: Several scholarships from the Royal Academy of Music in Sweden. 2011: Scholarship from Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse.
2012: First prize winner of the Vera Lothar-Shevchenko international pianocompetition in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
2013: National Scholarship from the Royal Academy of music.
2013: Jenny Lind – award together with soprano Magdalena Risberg which led to an extensive coast to coast tour in North America.
2014: Winner of the Swedish Soloist prize
2014-2016: Swedish Radio P2 Artist in Residence
2016: Represented Sweden and was awarded second prize in European Broadcasting Union’s competition ”New Talent” in Bratislava, Slovakia.
2016: Recipient of Giresta-prize by Anders Walls foundation.
2016: Founder of concert series Förstaparkett
2016: Member of the cultural-political network Unga tankar om musik
2018: Founder and Artistic Director of festival Gränslandet – symfonisk fest