Recipient of the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his intensely expressive music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity. Following his Kennedy Center debut, The Washington Post proclaimed: “Huang is definitely an artist with the goods for a significant career.” In 2013, The New York Times praised his “masterly account of Barber’s Violin Concerto” with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall.
Upcoming engagements include debuts with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Brevard Symphony, Seoul Philharmonic, as well as return engagements with the Detroit Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Hilton Head Symphony, Bilbao Symphony, National Symphony of Mexico, and National Taiwan Symphony. In addition, Mr. Huang will appear in recitals at the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., Herbst Theatre in San Francisco (San Francisco Performances), Barre Opera House in Vermont, Symphony Hall in Detroit (Pro Musica Detroit), the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, and Caramoor Festival Rising Stars series.
Last season, Mr. Huang stepped in for Midori to appear with the Detroit Symphony under the baton of Leonard Slatkin performing the Siblieus concerto to critical acclaim. He also appeared with the Alabama Symphony on short notice to perform the Walton concerto. Other season highlights included his concerto debut performing the Barber concerto with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Lincoln Center, as well as his sold-out solo recital debut on Lincoln Center’s “Great Performers” Series.
Mr. Huang’s recent recital appearances included Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, University of Georgia Performing Arts, University of Florida Performing Arts, the Strathmore Center, Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Jordan Hall, the Louvre in Paris, Seoul Arts Center, and National Concert Hall in Taiwan.
His first solo CD, Intimate Inspiration, was released on the CHIMEI label. In association with the Camerata Pacifica, he also recorded “Four Songs of Solitude” for solo violin for their album of John Harbison works. The album was released on Harmonia Mundi in fall 2014.
An acclaimed chamber musician, Mr. Huang appears as a member of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two program for 2015–2018. A frequent guest artist at music festivals worldwide, he has performed at the CHANEL Music Festival in Tokyo, Chelsea Music Festival in New York, the Moritzburg Festival in Germany, the Sion Music Festival in Switzerland, the Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea, and with Camerata Pacifica in Santa Barbara and throughout California. His collaborators have included artists such as: Shlomo Mintz, Gil Shaham, Nobuko Imai, Maxim Rysanov, Roberto Diaz, Myung-Wha Chung, and Frans Helmerson.
Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Huang made critically acclaimed recital debuts in New York at Merkin Concert Hall and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. Other honors include First Prize at the 2009 International Violin Competition Sion-Valais in Switzerland, the 2009 Chi-Mei Cultural Foundation Arts Award for Taiwan’s Most Promising Young Artists, the 2013 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, and 2014 Classical Recording Foundation Young Artist Award.
Born in Taiwan, Mr. Huang began violin lessons at the age of seven. Since entering the Juilliard Pre-College at fourteen, he has continued studies at the school with Hyo Kang and I-Hao Lee. Paul Huang is a proud recipient of the inaugural Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He plays on the 1742 ex-Wieniawski Guarneri del Gesù on loan through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
Paul Huang last performed with La Jolla Music Society in SummerFest 2016.
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