Bethany Huang is a 18 year old pianist from Southern California, who started playing at the age of 6 and is currently studying under Professor Nina Scolnik. She is a first year at the University of California, Irvine, double majoring in both Music and Political Science.
Bethany first debuted at the Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in 2015. In 2018 she received Panel Honors and performed at the annual MTAC State Convention. She also received 3rd prize at the Los Angeles Liszt Piano Competition, and in 2019 was a Prize Winner at the Glendale Piano Competition.
She has collaborated with the Slovak State Opera Chamber Orchestra and performed in the Bratislava Hall of Mirrors and Zichy Palace where the famed Franz Liszt has also debuted. In 2020, Bethany performed as an exhibitor guest for the Pearl River Piano Group at the National Association of Music Merchants Show, and most recently was named an Orange County Register Artist of the Year semifinalist.
Bethany has also appeared on the 2020 Graduate Together Show, hosted by Lebron James and featuring appearances from President Barack Obama. She has also been featured on news networks such as CBS and KCAL-9.
Bethany has also received master classes with Maestro William Grant Naboré and Maestro Alessandro Deljavan. Her previous teacher includes Ethan Yi Dong at the Opus 119 Conservatory of Music.
When not working at the piano, Bethany enjoys volunteering at the non-profit organization Stream of Praise. She is also the youngest candidate for Irvine Unified School District Board of Education, having run for public office in the 2020 general election.