“Musical high point of ‘Leipzig’ Fair Program…

Powerful playing (and) individual use of rubato…
triggered bravos at the end.”

– WER IM LEIPZIG (Germany)

“Thrilling… brilliant musical evening…
(his) performance of Chopin was a scintillating success…
help(ed) us interact with cultures other than our own ….

– AL RA’Y (Jordan)

Hao Huang is a pianist who served as a four-time United States Information Agency Artistic Ambassador. He has been warmly acclaimed in over two dozen countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America, and is a first prizewinner of the Overmann Foundation, the Frank Huntington Beebe Award, the China Institute Weill Hall debut award, the David Bruce Smith Competition for USIA Artistic Ambassadors and others.   He has been awarded grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, the New York and Colorado Councils of the Arts, the California Meet the Composer Series, and the UCLA Chancellor’s Arts Initiative.


Prof. Huang is the producer of a nationally recognized multi-episode podcast series about the 1871 LA Chinatown massacre commemorates the worst mass race lynching on the West Coast, when at least 20 Chinese immigrants were killed in one night by a crowd of about 500 Angelenos, which accounted for nearly one fifth the male population of the city.  This little-known chapter of history finds eerie parallels to the vicious anti-Asian American attacks that are taking place today in the USA, spurred by racism and COVID-19 fears. The podcast has been recognized by a Washington Post interview with Marian Liu,  Inside the Issues with Alex Cohen, on Spectrum News 1, Press Play with Madeleine Brand on KCRW National Public Radio, Cinema Junkie with Beth Accomando on KPBS NPR, digital media outlet NowThis news, a progressive social media-focused news organization and the largest distributor of news on social media, KPBS-TV San Diego, the Orange County Register, Press-Enterprise and @12 other papers that are part of the Southern California News Group that have nearly 5 million readers, featured on EASTWIND: Politics and Culture in Asian America, and a broadcast of the entire podcast series on KSPC-FM.


Blood on Gold Mountain: A Story from the 1871 LA Chinatown Massacre