Aiyun Huang enjoys a musical life as soloist, chamber musician, researcher, teacher and producer. She was the First Prize and the Audience Award winner at the Geneva International Music Competition in 2002. Her past highlights include performances at the Victoria Hall in Geneva, Weill Recital Hall in New York, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra’s Green Umbrella Series, LACMA Concert Series, Holland Festival, Agora Festival in Paris, Banff Arts Festival, 7éme Biennale d’Art Contemporaine de Lyon, Vancouver New Music Festival, CBC Radio, La Jolla Summerfest, Scotia Festival, Cool Drummings, Montreal New Music Festival, Centro Nacional Di Las Artes in Mexico City, and National Concert Hall and Theater in Taipei. Her recent highlights include solo with St. Lawrence String Quartet, L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Taipei Symphony Orchestra and San Diego Symphony.
In 2015, Aiyun led the inaugural edition of Transplanted Roots: Percussion Research Symposium gathering international performers and scholars from four continents to discuss and reflect on the current state of contemporary percussion. Transplanted Roots takes place on a different continent every other year with 2017 in Brisbane (Australia) and 2019 in Guanajuato (Mexico). As a leading expert in percussion theater, she has published a DVD Save Percussion Theater (Mode Records) and a chapter in Cambridge Companion to Percussion (2016) on the subject. Her most recent research project “Memory in Motion” focuses on the understanding of memory in percussion ensemble playing. The documentation from this project will be released on Blue Ray (Mode Records) soon. As a champion of Canadian music, Aiyun recently hosted Illuminations: Brian Cherney at 75 at McGill University to celebrate the life and work of Canadian composer Brian Cherney.
Born in Taiwan, Aiyun holds a DMA from the University of California, San Diego. Between 2004 and 2006, she was a Faculty Fellow at UCSD. Between 2006 and 2017, she led the percussion program at McGill University. She currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Music at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto where she heads the percussion area and directs the percussion ensemble.
See Aiyun Huang in performance at SweetWater 2019.
Saturday Early Evening - Beginnings & Endings
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Roxy Theatre, Owen Sound, ON 7:00 p.m.