Jimmy Huang is a fourth-grade student at the Evergreen School. He is a student of Dr. Yelena Balabanova at the International Conservatory Studio since 2015. Jimmy actively participates in piano festivals and was awarded Gold medals in SCMTA Sonata/Sonatina festivals 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, Silver medal in the youngest category at the Chopin competition 2019 and 2020, and the Gold medal in the Pacific Northwest Piano Competition 2019. During this unusual year, Jimmy won first place in the Pacific International Piano Competition 2020. He also won the Platinum award in the 2nd WPTA SINGAPORE International Piano Competition. Jimmy won 1st place in the regional Virtual Steinway Competition and became one of the five national finalists. At the end of this year, Jimmy was awarded the Best Beethoven performance prize in his age group at the 2020 Pacific NW Piano Competition, and 2nd place in the Cascade Symphony’s 2020-21 Rising Star Competition. Jimmy performed in numerous recitals, including three J.S Bach Masterworks Concerts and all Chopin concerts in 2018 and 2019. He also performed in the Bellevue Symphony’s Fall Concert 2019 at the Meydenbauer Center. In 2021, Jimmy won a Gold medal in his age group at the Chopin NW Piano Competition. He was also on winning first place in the Simon Fiset competition and was awarded the Best First Time participant! At the same time, he was selected to perform at the WA State Music Teachers Conference representing the Seattle chapter. In the 2021 2nd Annual Pacific International Piano Competition, Jimmy got a silver medal. Also, he recently won the Grand Prix at the Northern Lights International Piano festival in Sweden, and he got a gold medal and best of festival in the 2021 Time Era Festival. In the summer, Jimmy performed at the Chicago International Piano Festival. Also, Jimmy won first place in the 2021 Charleston International Music Competition and gold for the 2022 Chopin NW Festival.
Besides his piano studies, Jimmy is also a composer. His composition won first prize in the 2019 Simon Fiset Composition among other awards. In addition, Jimmy also enjoys learning about music, such as Theory and Music History that will help me understand music better. He passed the Royal Conservatory of Music [Canada] Level 10 tests in Piano Performance and Music History with Highest Honors. He is studying Level 9 Harmony now. In his free time, Jimmy likes to play tennis, ski, and travel.
You can find Jimmy’s 2021 International Piano Competition performance here.
You can find Jimmy’s 2022 Baroque Music Competition piano performance here.