Tzuying Huang

Tzuying Huang

Clarinet, Bass Clarinet

Tzuying Huang was appointed the Bass Clarinetist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in February 2015 under music director David Robertson, and since 2019, has also held the position of Clarinet/Bass Clarinet with the Britt Music Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon. Prior to joining the SLSO, she played Clarinet/Bass Clarinet with the Kansas City Symphony. Additionally, Huang has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra and the Colorado Music Festival. As a chamber musician, Huang performs throughout the year with the Chamber Music Society of St. Louis, Chamber Projects St. Louis, and Missouri Chamber Music Festival. Outside of North America, she has performed in Taiwan, Shanghai, Beijing, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, and Singapore.

Huang is also an educator with 17 years of teaching experience, having given master classes in Taiwan and North America. She also works with the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra, and the SLSO's Education and Community Programs, where she teaches in public schools in and around the St. Louis area.

Huang's awards and honors include a First Prize in the 2011 National Couer d'Alene Symphony Young Artist competition; an Honorable Mention from the 2011 National Midland-Odessa Symphony Young Artist Competition; First Prize in the 2012 National Music Teacher Association Music Competition state competition; and First Prize at the 2012 Mid Texas Young Artist Competition, after which she was subsequently invited to perform, as soloist, Carl Nielsen's Clarinet Concerto with both the Couer d'Alene Symphony and Mid-Texas Symphony.

Huang has spent several summer as a Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, one summer at the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Banff Music Festival, and the Young Artist Program of the National Arts Center in Ottawa, Canada. Holding a Masters of Music Degree as well as a Performance Diploma from The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University-Bloomington, her former teachers include James Campbell, Joaquin Valdepeñas, Burt Hara, Nathan Williams, Wei-Ling Chen and Pei-Lin Lee.

She is also a Buffet Crampon performing artist, and D'Addario Woodwinds Artist. She plays exclusively on D'Addario Reserve Bass Clarinet reeds and Buffet Crampon clarinets and bass clarinets.