Nansong Huang CC ’16 performs a piano recital for members of the Columbia community

July 07, 2018

On July 7, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invited Nansong Huang CC '16 to host a piano recital at the Beijing Center. Nansong earned his B.A. from the renowned Columbia-Juilliard Exchange program in Political Science and Music, and he recently graduated with a Master of Music degree at Yale School of music. Nansong will start pursuing his Doctor of Musical Art degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at Northwestern University in the fall of 2018. 

More than 120 people, including 48 Columbia current students, alumni, and parents, attended the event, and more than 81,000 people watched the event live through the Beijing Center's live-streaming platform.

In recent years, Nansong collaborated successfully with more than 20 orchestras around the world including the Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Russian Symphony Orchestra, and many others. Nansong also appeared in many special music events. Highlights included his performance of Brahms piano concerto No.1 with Juilliard Orchestra, conducted by world-class pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher; welcoming performance for former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Beijing Diaoyutai State Guest House during her official diplomatic visit to China; performance with Lang Lang for UNICEF fundraising and Beijing Olympic celebration.

The program included:

Robert Schumann: Humoresque in B-flat major, Op. 20

I. Einfach - sehr Rasch und Leicht

II. Hastig

III. Einfach und zart - Intermezzo

IV. Innig

V. Sehr lebhaft - Mit einigem Pomp 

VI. Zum Beschluss


Johannes Brahms: 8 Klavierstücke, Op.76

1. Capriccio in F sharp minor

2. Capriccio in B minor

3. Intermezzo in A flat major

4. Intermezzo in B flat major                 

8. Capriccio in C major 


Maurice Ravel: La Valse


Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.7

I. Allegro inquieto

II. Andante caloroso 

III. Precipitato 


Nansong Huang CC'16