Music Department

Leta Huang

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Harpsichordist LETA HUANG is a multi-faceted artist, scholar, and educator. She holds a Performer’s Certificate in harpsichord from the Eastman School, degrees in education and biology from Stanford University, and is completing her doctorate in harpsichord performance at Stony Brook University. Her solo and chamber performances have taken her to New York, Los Angeles, San Jose, Seattle, Boston, and Detroit. As a member of the former Salanki-Huang Harpsichord Duo, Leta performed with Four Seasons Baroque Society, on public radio, and in exhibition at the Boston Early Music Festival. She has benefited from tremendous teachers, including harpsichordists Arthur Haas and Hedi Salanki. In master classes she has worked with other early music luminaries such as Jeanne Lamon, Malcolm Bilson, Kenneth Gilbert, and Skip Sempé. Leta began her musical training on the piano and won several national and international prizes, including first place in the Young Artists Peninsula International Music Festival and second place in the Young Keyboard Artists Association International Piano Competition. Her honors also include Four Seasons Baroque Society’s Outstanding Performer Award, the Stanford Humanities and Sciences Prize in Music, the Irene Hardy and the Michael Jasper Gioia Poetry Prizes, numerous fellowships, and publications as a poet and educational researcher. Leta is a passionate and devoted harpsichord and piano teacher, with studios in Palo Alto, CA, and Portland, OR. She is harpsichord instructor at Reed College and president of the Western Early Keyboard Association.