Celebrated Manila-born world class pianist Molly Vivian Huang will be presented by the College of the Holy Spirit North America Foundation, Northeast Chapter (CHSNAF), in a concert called “A Season to Celebrate” on Oct. 8 (at 4 p.m.) at The Church-in-the-Gardens, 50 Ascan Avenue, Forest Hills, N.Y.

The event will benefit the CHSNAF Scholarship Fund.

Huang’s program will be highlighted by a celebration of the bicentennial of Franz Liszt’s birth (b.1811).

It will also feature Schubert: Sonata in A Major Op.120;  Schubert-Liszt: Erl-Koenig (Elf King); Schumann-Liszt: Widmung (Dedication); Liszt: Etude d’execution transcendante No.10 in F minor; Liszt: Consolation No.3 and Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 in D Flat Major.

Huang studied piano at the College of the Holy Spirit with the esteemed Marcela Agoncillo.

Upon earning her bachelor’s degree in music (magna cum laude), she won a full grant for advanced musical training in Germany under Prof. Alfons Kontarsky, and later with Polish legend Mieczyslav Horszowski at Curtis Institute of Music.

She engages in an international performing career spanning the United States, Canada, Europe and the Far East.

Acclaimed for her sparkling virtuosity, consummate taste and astounding depth, she has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras like the Neues Orchester Basel, Curtis Symphony, China Central Philharmonic (Beijing), Cologne State Academy Orchestra, Philharmonie of Kaliningrad (Russia), Cultural Center of the Philippines Orchestra, Metro-Manila Orchestra and the COS Young Symphonic Ensemble of New York.

“My concert performances have taken me to places far and wide, but nothing gives me more pleasure than to perform for my alma mater,” says Huang about her Oct. 8 New York recital.

“For this concert, I’d like to share with you all that I’ve learned over the years...”

A passionate educator-at-heart, Huang frequently combines master classes with her engagements.

She teaches privately, adjudicates and presents lecture-performances for organizations, including the New York State Music Teachers Association, Piano Teachers Congress of N.Y., Inc., Five Towns College, Suffolk Piano Teachers Forum, and the Association of Pianists/Piano Teachers of Long Island (APTLI), which she previously served as president (2003-2005).

Tickets to “A Season to Celebrate” are $15 each (seats are limited) and may be purchased by calling Ramona Arceo at 718.275.1423, or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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