Acclaimed as an “estimable pianist” and “sensitive partner” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Eileen Huang is a frequent collaborator with the Boston-area’s finest instrumentalists and vocalists. Her recent performance with Boston Symphony Orchestra principal bassist Edwin Barker and violinist Yevgeny Kutik at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival received praise for its “poise and polish,” “soft delicacy,” and “tasteful rubato” (Boston Classical Review). During the 2016-2017 season, Eileen also appeared at the Tanglewood Music Festival with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, conductor James Burton, and BSO Associate Concertmaster Alexander Velinzon.
Eileen has served as a rehearsal pianist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Emmanuel Music, and the Boston City Singers. She teaches on the music performance faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is currently acting chair of the piano program. Eileen has also assisted violist Marcus Thompson in preparing world premieres of concertos by Elena Ruehr and Olly Wilson.
Raised in New Jersey, Eileen made her concerto debut at age 11 with the Battleground Arts Center Symphony Orchestra and was featured as a chamber musician at Alice Tully Hall at age 17. She received her training at the Juilliard School and the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she studied with the late Herbert Stessin, and holds a degree in chemistry from MIT.