Research Assistant: Alexandra Huang
Alexandra Huang is a third-year PhD student in comparative literature at LLC, the University of Edinburgh. She previously read an MSc in English literature (Edinburgh) and holds an MA in Piano Performance (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). Her PhD investigates literary evocations of piano performance in early 20th-century novels. She is dedicated to solo piano performance and creative collaborations with instrumentalists and opera singers. During the pandemic, she launched a creative film project about the great composer Frédéric Chopin in Scotland and was awarded first place at Edinburgh Festival Competition in the Chopin category. Enamoured of Scotland’s culture, she is delighted to join Dr. Lori Watson’s pilot study project as her research assistant to broaden the creative impact of Scottish traditional music.
Alexandra is contributing to the scholarly context for this research as well as analysis of survey data.