The last of five recitals presented in the College of Charleston’s International Piano Series is slated for 8 p.m. tonight at the Sottile Theatre, 44 George St.
Chu-Fang Huang, a Chinese-born New York City resident, will cap the series with a program featuring sonatas by Haydn, Beethoven and Chopin.
Chu-Fang has been active performing solo recitals and with orchestras in recent years. She was a 2005 finalist in the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, and she won first prize in the Cleveland Piano Competition that year. she was named a first prizewinner of the 2006 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
At age 12, Chu-Fang entered the Shenyang Music Conservatory, then made her U.S. debut at age 15 in the La Jolla Music Society’s Prodigy Series.
She studied with Claude Frank at the Curtis Institute, then earned a masters degree from The Juilliard School where she worked with Robert McDonald.
Currently, Chu-Fang is artistic director of the Ameri-China International Music Association, which she founded to offer opportunities for young Chinese pianists to study in the U.S.