"Merging modern and 19th Century styles,Yiling Huang reminds us our roots lie with thoses who have gone before and sacrificed to make us who we are. Her work is a tribute to the many women who have gone before, unrecognized for their struggles"
" Life experiences transformed into emotional solo piano compositions that inspire enchant and move the spirit " - Paul Speer
Many people have asked about my music but I find it is so difficult to explain the meaning of my pieces. All I know is that the inspiration comes from deep within my heart and the music is played with my spirit and my soul.
It has been a long journey for me. Expressing this in words is difficult but through music, I am able to tell my story, the story of "A Woman's Journey".
Biography of Yiling Huang
Born in Taiwan, Yiling Huang developed an interest in music at a ripe young age, but her musical legacy did not begin until the age of seven when her parents enrolled her in piano lessons.
Inspired by Beethoven and Schubert, Chopin, Yiling knew since elementary school that her desire and love for music should to be continue its nurture in Austria. So, at the adolescent at the age of 16, Yiling moved to Austria to attend the prestigious Vienna University of Music and Fine Arts (Hochschool fur Music und Darstellende Kust in Wien). Then in 1988, she went on to earn a Degree in Piano Performance. During her eight -year -stay in Austria, Yiling gained many life long Austria friends as well as toured countless museums, attended numerous concerts and participated in several music seminars.
A year after her graduation in Austria, Yiling moved to America to study at the New England Conservatory in Boston where she later received a Master of Music Degree of Piano Performance
On January 2003, Yiling submitted her compositions to Paul Speer and four days later she recived an email from him with an invitation for a meeting. Then in March the recording began and not a moment goes by when she is not inspired to compose new pieces.
Yiling also invests her talent in adults or children who have the desire to learn piano. She teaches private piano lessons to students with the philosophy that states, "Playing the piano is more than just playing each note. It is a way for an individual to express himslf or herslf through music." With Yiling's guidance students are encouraged to play their music on an emotional level rather than on a mechanical level, and thus allowing the students to attain the skill to play music naturally and spiritually which in turn becomes a part of them for their entire lives.
Currently, Yiling is inspired to compose more music, even more passionate, dynamic, powerful, spiritul, no longer just writing music based on her past, but creating music that reflects her new found connection to life. She is very blessed that her music has the potential to touch people's hearts and spirit throughout their life.