Hsiao-Tsu Huang

Hsiao-Tsu Huang, percussion (Taichung, Taiwan), got really interested in music because his mother brought him to Pavarotti’s concert when he was five. That night was the night he asked his mother if he could learn music or not. Hsiao-Tsu never forgot why he wanted to do music: to bring people a feeling of gratification that can only be found through music. Hsiao-Tsu started learning percussion in group classes since five. At the age of ten, he started taking private lessons with Cheming Tsai, who was the timpanist in the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. He has played in masterclasses for Keiko Abe, Isao Nakamura, and Anders Åstrand, and has also played for Raymond Curfs, who is currently the timpanist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, in his masterclass. Hsiao-Tsu is currently working toward his B.M. in percussion performance under Robert van Sice at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. At the Peabody Institute, he plays both percussion and timpani in the Peabody Wind Ensemble, and the Peabody Symphony Orchestra. As a member of the Peabody Percussion Group, he also performs as a chamber musician with the group.