As a native of Taipei, Taiwan, Ying-Ho Joanna Huang began her musical journey by studying the piano at 5 and the french horn at 9. She is a recent graduate of Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano from the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). Previously, Huang received her Artist Diploma in Collaborative Piano from CIM in 2020. In 2018, Huang graduated with her Master’s Degree, double majoring in the Horn and Collaborative Piano Performances from CIM, studying with Richard King and Anita Pontremoli.
During her time at CIM, Huang has performed numerous Recitals, orchestra concerts, chamber music performances, New Music Ensemble, and greater Cleveland community outreach performances as a horn player and a collaborative pianist. She has received Academic Honors and twice received the Cleveland Heights Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon Rosa Lobe Award- one of the Dean Awards in Accompanying “Recognizing the highest level of artistic achievement in the collaborative piano department.” Huang has worked with members of the Emerson String Quartet, the St. Petersburg String Quartet, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Akron Symphony Orchestra, and the Canton Symphony Orchestra. She recently won the First Prize of the CIM 29th Annual Darius Milhaud Performance Prize Concert in 2023, and she had the honor to perform in the masterclass of Michael Tilson Thomas in 2022.
As a horn player, Huang has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra and Evergreen Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan. She participated in the 2016 Kent Blossom Music Festival, where she performed the side-by-side concert with The Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Music Center. In 2017, Huang was selected as the horn student artist to perform at the Sarasota Opera House when she attended the Sarasota Music Festival.
Not only an enthusiast of chamber music, Huang has also actively engaged in the field of arts administration. She has closely worked with community engagement, the operation of scheduling, and as a student worker in the library. As an educator, Huang has received her Piano Pedagogy Certificate from CIM and she has played as a chamber music assistant for the Preparatory Academy of CIM, where she collaborates and performs with the younger generation who are interested in studying classical music. It is Huang’s goal to share her passion for music in any form of musical collaboration, especially for those who have not gotten the chance to explore the beauty of classical music.