A native of Taiwan, Mark (Yuching) Huang began taking piano lessons from the corner music store jazz teacher, and by the age of ten, he was winning most of the piano competitions in Taiwan. After his twelfth Birthday, he immigrated with his family to Atlanta, Georgia where his true music education began. He began taking bass lessons with the principal bass of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Ralph Jones, and played in the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. Mr. Huang credits the Atlanta community and the influence of its music program as well as its devoted music educators for his strong musical foundation and success.
After graduating from high school, Mr. Huang studied at the Peabody Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music. He also attended the Aspen Summer Music Festival on a winter fellowship and performed with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.
Having been influenced and inspired by some of the most renowned and respected names in the bass field, he feels extremely fortunate to have studied with artists of such caliber. His teachers have included: Ralph Jones (Principal of the ASO), Lawrence Hurst (Bloomington and Interlochen), Winston Budrow (Interlochen), the late great Roger Scott (Curtis Institute and Principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra), the late Stuart Sankey (Aspen Institute), Robert Kesselman and John Hood (Peabody Conservatory) and last but not least, Paul Johnson (Peabody Conservatory and the Baltimore Opera Company).
Mr. Huang’s previous orchestral engagements include the Atlanta Symphony and the Nashville Symphony.