Angel Huang’s multi-faceted career has distinguished her from the rest of the percussion scenes. Her continual desire and goal is the exploration of musical arts as a tool and as a means of communication between composer/performer and the audiences. As a composer, Ms. Huang collaborated with Jackie Chan International Co. Artistic Director- A-pi (阿筆) for his children’s storybook called- “Pupu is coming”. In 2009, She wrote the theme song and numerous pieces for the book and later was used by Fubon Charity. At the invitation of A-pi, Ms. Huang also participated for the animation project- “The Legend of Silk Boy”. In the following year, Ms. Huang achieved project goal of 100-piece dedicated for Taiwanese folk music commissioned by Emma Lee who is in charge of Jackie Chan International Co. in Taiwan. In 2011-2012, she collaborated with photography artist- Zeno Chen ( IAF prize winner) for several of his artwork including “Lotus Dance”; the music portraits Mr. Chen’s photography art and images. In 2012, Ms. Huang traveled with Jacky Chen and two artists for a charity event in Taidong, Taiwan. This event is to give free music and art lessons at numerous underprivileged elementary schools; in November 2012, Angel performed at an opening concert for “International Art Taipei 2012″. In November 2013, Angel performed at prestigious Taipei Novel Hall for her concert- “Cosmicomics” featuring Angel Huang’s new compositions with harp, electronic music, and literature.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Angel Huang began playing the piano at age four, keyboard percussion at age eight and percussion at age seventeen. During her elementary school, Angel recorded many children songs on numerous albums. She was also a hostess on a TV show called “ The Cultural Train” and she recorded many theme songs for TV shows.
Angel Huang is an active musician whose recording “Angel’s star” was nominated as best pop/religious music album from Taiwan Golden Melody Award in 2005. As a singer, she won first place in Angel Star Singing Competition in Taipei, Taiwan. During the promotion, she toured around Taiwan and appeared on local radio stations, and presented several concerts with outstanding pop artists.
As a marimbist/percussionist, Ms. Huang was the second prize winner at 2009 PAS Italy International Marimba Competition. She has also won top prizes at many other national and international competitions including PAS Italy international marimba competition in 2008, the Southern California Marimba Competition in 2009, The First Taiwan National Marimba Competition in 2009, and appeared in Marimba Performer Competition in CZ in 2009 and Universal Marimba Competition in 2011. Angel Huang graduated from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities with an Economic degree and Music minor in 2006. In 2007, she had received a scholarship to study music at The Boston Conservatory. Later on, Ms. Huang received Master of Music degree at The Boston Conservatory majoring in Marimba, under the direction of Nancy Zeltsman. Her performances in percussion and marimba include “The mouse is coming” for Percussion with Choir at National Taiwan Concert Hall, and as marimba soloist in “Violin Concerto in A minor” by Vivaldi at Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall in Minneapolis, world premiered “Dust of the road” with Juventas New Music Ensemble in Boston in 2008. In the same year, Ms. Huang performed her arrangement of ‘China Gate’ by John Adam with Berklee mallet ensemble. She was invited by Harvard composer- Peter McMurray to perform his world premiere Timpani Concerto at Brandeis University. She also plays with Guatemalan Marimba Ensemble and performed in “Ryles”, a well-known jazz club in Cambridge Massachusetts under the coaching of Ricardo Monzon. In 2007, Chieh performed “Woodcuts” with Ms. Zeltsman at the Boston Conservatory and her first singing piece with marimba- Norah Jones “Don’t miss you at all” was performed in Herbert Zipper Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
Additionally, Ms. Huang is Creative Director at her own percussion company called Chieh Percussion Co. Ltd.
Ms. Huang’s music licensing is represented by Marmoset.