Hilda Huang
Pianist
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Hilda Huang's Well-Tempered Performance

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For the International Bach Competition in Germany, the 14-year-old pianist played a fugue from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, a piece which helped her become the first American ever to win the competition.

Hilda Huang

Hilda Huang is a American pianist who has achieved international acclaim for her performances of pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach. At the age of 14, she is also the youngest expert to appear on Big Think. Huang made her debut at Carnegie Hall at age 11, participating in the PBS series "From the Top at Carnegie Hall." She also won the International Bach Competition in March, 2010, becoming the youngest person and the first American to win. Huang, who started playing the piano at the age of three, is also one of the musicians featured in Michael Lawrence's documentary "Bach & Friends." She lives in Palo Alto, California.


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