Dr. Yuling Huang-Davie, Pianist
Coordinator of Accompanying,
Music Coach of UL-Lafayette Opera Theater
A native of Xian, China, Yuling Huang-Davie studied in Beijing under Professor Li Qi-Fang, one of China’s internationally renowned professors of piano. After arriving in the United States in 1991, Huang-Davie received her Master's degree in piano performance from Shenandoah Conservatory (Winchester, Virginia), where she studied with Elizabeth Temple. In 1998, she earned her Doctor of Music degree from the Florida State University School of Music studying under nationally renowned pianist, Dr. Carolyn Bridger.
Dr. Huang-Davie has won a number of important awards for her musical achievements. She was twice named recipient of both the Marion Park Lewis Foundation for the Arts Award and the Tallahassee Music Guild Scholarship Award. In addition, she earned a scholarship to serve as an assistant music coach for the acclaimed Florida State Opera Company. Dr. Huang-Davie has collaborated with leading conductors, including Michael Singher, Mark Gibson, Steven Mosteller and Douglas Fisher.
Dr. Huang-Davie has performed extensively as a recitalist. Her recent concert performances and master class engagements have brought her before the Arts Club of Washington D.C., and taken her to university campuses nationwide, including West Virginia, Tulane University, the University of Memphis, James Madison University, the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, among others. In addition, she serves as director of the piano division of the Shenandoah Performing Arts Camp, which is part of "Shenandoah Performs" each year.
Dr. Huang-Davie’s performances have been aired on National Public Radio stations in Florida and Louisiana. In 2004, Centaur Records released “Apparitions and Whimsies,” a CD featuring Dr. Huang-Davie and Dr. Andrea Kapell Loewy, performing a variety of contemporary selections written for flute and piano.
Most recently, Dr. Huang-Davie and Dr. Loewy completed a concert tour to China in May, 2007, where they were invited to give recitals and master classes at Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Tianjin Conservatory of Music, and the School of Music at China Southern Technology University in Guangzhou.