In her Big Think interview, Huang says playing Bach can teach you a lot about multitasking, because his music requires the person playing it "to deal with so many different voices at once and they all have to be really clean. ... There's so many running lines, I mean you have to practice them at first, of course, but after a while when you get the hang of it, it's really fun to just see your hands moving all the way over the keyboard."
Huang became the first American ever to win the International Bach Competition in Germany earlier this year with a fugue from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. She says she really loves Bach's music because of its complexity. "When you look at it from a distance, it's so simple and pure and elegant that you would never suspect that it's such an architectural masterpiece."
Huang also talked about the iPhone app that she is hoping to create, which could give the user one Bach piece per day (with ancillary information) for as long as three years without repetition. And while she professes a love for the great pianist Glenn Gould, she says she's following her teacher's admonition not to copy him.