Han-Yi Huang


Photos by Matt Dine

What is your earliest memory of classical music?

At my first piano lesson, my teacher taught me the tune from the fourth movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony.

How did you hear about TŌN? What inspired you to apply?

I heard about TŌN from a friend. I liked how TŌN supports musicians who want to pursue an orchestral career.

Which composer or genre of music do you feel you connect with the most?


What is your favorite piece of music, and why do you love it?

Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. It is amazingly brutal and beautiful.

If you could play another instrument, what would it be?

I would try to be a violinist.

If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?

A screenplay writer, or anything related to film.

Which three people, dead or alive, would you like to have dinner with and why?

Heston Blumenthal, he can certainly prepare an unexpected meal. David Fincher, I am a big fan of his movies. Kon Satoshi, I am also a big fan of his work.