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Young Artists Series: Jonie Huang & Daniel Mitnitsky

Join pianist Jonie Huang with cellist Daniel Mitnitsky, outstanding graduate students from New England Conservatory, for a performance featuring the works of celebrated Romantic composers such as Brahms and Schubert.


About Jonie Huang

Qiuning (Jonie) Huang began her piano study at the age of six, instructed by Xiaofan Li and Yuanji Fan. At the age of 14, she won the first prize in the Liaoning First Teenage Piano Competition. In 2005, she was admitted to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Hung-Kuan Chen and Lei Zhu  and received bachelor degrees in piano performance and electric keyboard. Ms. Huang continued her graduate studies in piano performance at Shanghai Conservatory with a full scholarship; she completed her masters degree first in her class and under the tutelage of Yiqi Sheng.

Throughout her career, Ms. Huang has studied with masters such as Arie vardi, Fu T’song, Russel Sherman, Gary Graffman, and Dominique Merlet. In addition to her expertise as a soloist, Ms. Huang excels in chamber music. She has adapted orchestra music for electric keyboard, regularly performs collaboratively, and served as a teaching assistant for singers and instrumentalists from 2009-2012. Moreover, Ms. Huang has performed chamber music with the Shanghai Philharmonic, the Shanghai Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Shanghai Oriental Symphony Orchestra.

Ms. Huang is currently pursuing her masters degree in collaborative piano at New England Conservatory under the tutelage of Vivian Weilerstein and Cameron Stowe.

About Daniel Mitnitsky

Born in Israel in 1987, Daniel Mitnitsky began his cello studies with Zvi Harell in Tel Aviv. Graduated from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied with Zvi Plesser, and later served in the Israel Defense Forces as an Outstanding Musician. Daniel went on to study with Zvi Harell at the Buchamnn-Mehta School of Music, where he won the 2011 concerto competition and received first prize in the chamber music competition, graduating in 2012 with honors. Currently pursuing his Master’s degree under Natasha Brofsky and Paul Katz at the New England Conservatory as a recipient of the Edward Hyde Cox Presidential Scholarship and is a member of the Honors ensemble Veridis Quartet. Participated in festivals such as the Perlman Music Program and the Aspen Music Festival and School. Daniel is winner of the Rachel and Dov Gottesman cello prize in the 2012 Aviv Competition and has been a recipient of scholarships by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation since 2001.