2013 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award and 2013/2014/1015 ASCAP Plus Award Winner.
About Huang Tiange, Lang Lang said, “He is definitely a very special one, he is really talented. I think he is really excellent, full of personality! With more personality than I do, much more so.” That year, Huang Tiange was 7 years old.
Huang Tiange is a famous Chinese music prodigy. After his TV show debut at age 7, he has been known by hundred million Chinese people as a young composer and pianist. He was born into a famous family of artists in Beijing on April 16, 2004. He began his musical training at the age of 3, and has excellent absolute pitch at a very early age. At the age of 4, he began to study piano with his parents, and made his debut to perform Bach’s Invention in C Major after nine months. He began to study composition with his father at the age of 5, and began to take the training on conducting under his father’s strictly direction, and also started to take photography. At the age of 7, he began to study violin.
At the age of 5, he presented the 1st Huang Tiange Festival in Beijing, which included his first piano recital titled Hommage à Bartók, first photography exhibition titled Images of Xinjiang, published his first music piece Elegy (Op. 1) and an album Huang Tiange Photographic Works – Images of Xinjiang. He played the pieces of Bach, Beethoven, Bartók, Webern, Lutosławski, Huang Qiuyuan and himself.
At the age of 6, he presented the 2nd Huang Tiange Festival in Beijing. He performed two preludes and fugues from Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23, K.488, premiered his own Piano Sonatina (Op. 2) and Xinjiang Suite (Op. 3). Four Tang Poems for soprano and orchestra (Op. 4a) premiered by renowned Chinese soprano Wang Wei and the Huang Tiange Festival Orchestra under the baton of Huang Tiange’s father Huang Qiuyuan. His second photography exhibition titled Hong Kong.
At the age of 7, he presented the 3rd Huang Tiange Festival in Urumqi, Xinjiang. He performed two sold out recitals and his third photography exhibition titled The Ancient Rhythm of Beijing. He premiered his Piano Sonata No. 1 (Op. 5), his mother Lin Jing’s Piano Sonatina and the famous Chinese composer Wang Hua’s suite Children’s Paradise, which was Huang Tiange’s first time to commission a composer to compose a new piece for him, and the piece was dedicated to him.
At the age of 8, he presented the 4th Huang Tiange Festival in Philadelphia. He performed Mozart’s two sonatas (K. 310/333), his own sonata and Wang Hua’s suite on the recital and presented his fourth photography exhibition titled Philadelphia. On March, he won the 2013 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, the winning composition is Four Tang Poems for soprano and orchestra (Op. 4a), which was composed when he was 6 years old. On October of 2013, he won the ASCAP Plus Award.
At the age of 9, he was invited to return to Xinjiang, China, for presenting the 5th Huang Tiange Festival in Urumqi. Where he performed two recitals, one lecture about his career and his fifth photography exhibition titled New York. On the recitals he played 3 Mozart’s Sonata and his suite. And after the festival he was invited by the Xinjiang Yili State Musicians Association, Yili State Piano Society and Yili Normal University to present a recital in the Concert Hall of Yili Normal University for the college students and became a guest artist of the university.
Since age 7, Huang Tiange has been invited to perform on the TV shows by Hunan TV, Beijing TV and China Central TV, and invited to perform on the big shows by world-brand such as Audi and others. There are over 100 medias reported him both in China and the United States.
From a very young age, Huang Tiange was very much influenced by his parents, has a strong love of music and poetry, and has deep interest in fine arts. He was fascinated by Lauretta’s aria O Mio Babbino Caro from Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Boulez’s Notations, never get tired of hearing them. Besides the grand operas and symphonies like Puccini’s Turandot, Tan Dun’s The Map and Huang Qiuyuan’s Under the Phoenix Tree are his favorite repertoires. At the age of one, when first time he heard Tan Dun’s The Map and immediately liked it very much, it shown prodigious talent in art appreciation. At the age of three, when heard the premiere recording of Huang Qiuyuan’s Under the Phoenix Tree, he thought the music is good for dance, and started to choreograph a dance for the music and often rehearsed it at home, he said it will be show for the choreographer of the Dance Academy.
Huang Tiange’s father Huang Qiuyuan is a well-known Chinese composer, conductor, painter and music educator, and mother Lin Jing is a well-known Chinese poet, music teacher and editor-in-chief of New Literature journal, which is one of the most important literary magazines.
Huang Tiange moved to the United States from Beijing on September of 2012 with his parents. Now lives in New York City. He is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).