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Huang Hsuan-ning

Huang Hsuan-ning is currently a percussion virtuoso of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. A native of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, she completed the 7-year consecutive education course at the Chinese Music Department of the Tainan National University of the Arts before she took the Bachelor and Master’s degree programmes in Chinese Music at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She has also been on a one-year student exchange programme at the Royal Danish Academy of Music. She was trained under Shih Teh-Wa, Su Huang-Ren and Wang Jianhua.

As for competitions, she has achieved outstanding results, including second place in the Percussion Section – Senior High at the Cultural Cup Music Competition of Kaohsiung in Taiwan. During her postgraduate studies in Beijing, she won a Class Three Award in the Traditional Drums Section – Youth Specialism at the 3rd International Percussion Competition and Jianli Percussion Festival. At the 9th Hong Kong Synergy 24 Drum Competition, she was the champion at the Future King of Drums Tournament, first runner-up in the Flying Dragon and Leaping Tiger Section, and Outstanding Award in the Creative Presentation Section. She had also performed with the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra.

Huang is an active figure on the concert stage throughout her student years, having performed as soloist and with orchestras. The ensembles she has collaborated with include the Kaohsiung percussion group Taiyi Drum Art, the Chinese Orchestra of the Chinese Music Department of Tainan National University of the Arts, G² Drum Arts, and the Youth Orchestra under the China National Traditional Orchestra. Instrumental music aside, she has also performed in musicals. Her performing experiences are therefore rich and diverse.