Past Event

Nansong Huang's Piano Recital in Beijing

July 6, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing

On July 6, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invites you to a piano recital, featuring Nansong HUANG CC '16. Nansong will perform and introduce pieces from Beethoven, Ravel, Medtner, and Prokofiev. This event is also part of the 2019 Columbia Beijing Summer Arts and Humanities Series.



Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 18 in E♭ major, Op. 31, No. 3

I. Allegro

II. Scherzo.  Allegretto vivace

III. Menuetto.  Moderato e grazioso

IV. Presto con fuoco


Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales


Debussy: Estampes

I. Pagodes ("Pagodas")

II. La soirée dans Grenade ("Evening in Granada")

III. Jardins sous la pluie ("Gardens in the Rain")


Medtner: Three Fairy Tales

Op. 51, No.2

Op. 20, No.1

Op. 26, No.2


Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B♭ major, Op. 83

I. Allegro inquieto

II. Andante caloroso

III. Precipitato


About Nansong HUANG

Born in China, 1993, Nansong started playing the piano when he was four years old. At the age of ten, he was accepted to The Middle School Attached to The Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 2009, he moved to the United States and was admitted to the pre-college division of Juilliard School of Music. He earned his B.A. from the renowned Columbia-Juilliard Exchange program with degrees in Political Science and Music, and he recently graduated with a Master of Music degree at Yale School of music. Nansong is currently pursuing his Doctor of Musical Art degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at Northwestern University.

In recent years, he had won top prizes in many piano competitions, including 1st prize in Minnesota International E-Competition Juniors (2008), 1st prize of the 5th International Piano Competition “Dedication to Franz Liszt" in Moscow (2008), 1st prize and the best performance of Tchaikovsky piece award in the 6th International Tchaikovsky Competition for young musicians, South Korea (2009), Special Jury Prize and Special Audience Prize for performance in the 4th Sendai International Music Competition, Japan (2010), 2nd prize in piano competition in Virtuoso & Belcanto Music festival (2017), Steinway Prize in Bilkent Music Festival (2018), winner of the Thaviu-Issak Piano Competition (2019), etc. He was also the recipient of Luminarts Fellowship in Classical Music by the Luminarts Cultural Foundation in 2019.

In addition, He collaborated successfully with more than 20 orchestras around the world including Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian Symphony Orchestra, and many others. He is also an avid chamber musician, and has performed chamber music in many prominent venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Peter Jay Sharp Hall, etc., with works ranging from Franz Schubert to Leonard Bernstein.

Nansong also appeared in many special music events. Highlights include performance of Brahms piano concerto No.1 with Juilliard Orchestra conducted by world-class pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher; collaboration with Santa Fe Ballet and Aspen Symphony Orchestra in Aspen Music Festival; welcoming performance for former U.S. Secretary of State Mrs. Hillary Clinton at Beijing Diaoyutai State Guest House during Mrs. Clinton's official diplomatic visit to China; Soloist of Stravinsky's Petrouchka with Columbia University Orchestra under the baton of Jeffery Milarsky; Performance with Lang Lang for UNICEF fundraising and Beijing Olympic celebration; and so forth.


  • The event will be in Chinese.

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code confirmation. Please present your QR code at the entrance. 

  • Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the program. Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time and no later than 20 minutes after the end of registration period.

  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance. 

  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]