Pianist Anny Hwang is an internationally renowned pianist and musician. Born in Germany with Asian heritage, Anny Hwang grew up in Saarland where her parents met.
Her success in competitions and her popularity among listeners have led to her performing as a soloist with eminent orchestras such as Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, Ukrainian National Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra Peking, Mainfranken Philharmonie Orchester Würzburg, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Xia Men Philharmonic Orchestra, Münchner Symphoniker, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra Südkorea, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Neue Philharmonie Westfalen, Landeskapelle Eisenach, Luxemburgisches Kammerorchester, Kammerorchester Ricercare, Wuhan Philharmonic Orchestra, Vaasa Orchester etc.
Anny Hwang began her musical studies at her early age, having been introduced to the piano and violin by her mother. During her school she studied at the University of Music in Saarbrücken with Kristin Merscher and as a prodigy under famous pedagogue Professor Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Later on she decided to study in Berlin and passed her entrance examination for Berlin’s University of Arts with flying colours. She continued her studies in Paris at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et Danse and throughout her musical career she has had the opportunity to work with many esteemed performers such as Arie Vardi, Alfredo Perl, Bruno Rigutto, Anatol Ugorski, Felix Gottlieb, Stanislav Pochekin, Lilya Zilberstein, Pascal Devoyon and Itamar Golan.
She has performed in renowned venues and festivals in Europa, Asia and North America (Festival International de Piano de La Roque d’Anthéron, Berliner Philharmonie, Münchner Gasteig, Hamburger Laeiszhalle, Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Orford Music Festival / Canada, Nice Music Festival / France, International Taipei Music Festival, International Daejon Music Festival, Chopin+ Klavierfestival / Luxembourg…)
Besides giving concerts and making music, Anny is passionate about bringing different art genres together and founded her series called „AnnyTime“. Her work and interdisciplinary forum „AnnyTime“ got many positive responses and the support of many musicians and colleagues (from the Berlin Philharmonics, Staatsoper Berlin, Staatskapelle Dresden, Greg Cohen, various famous Jazz ensembles, Pop musicians, painters, artists…) and made her the subject of television documentaries by the ARD/SR and Deutsche-Welle television.
In recognition of her cultural efforts and achievements she has received a special award from the Saarland minister of culture and is designated as a Saarland cultural ambassadors. She has received grants from the Carl Heinz Illies Committee of the German Music-Life Foundation and received one from the Lichtblick Foundation of the Saar and Saarbrücken Casino Society and another from the Ottlie Selbach Redslob Foundation in Berlin. 2014 she had the honor to be invited to make an entry in the golden book of her home town’s city hall.
Because of Anny’s multi-cultural heritage and interest in different cultures, she speaks 6 languages.