Hailed by The Washington Post as “an artist with the goods for a significant career,” and praised by The Strad for his “stylish and polished playing,” 22-year-old Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his eloquent music making, effortless virtuosity, and compelling stage presence. Among his honors are First Prize of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and First Prize at the 2009 International Violin Competition Sion-Valais in Switzerland.
Engagements this season include concerto performances with the Hilton Head Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, the National Taiwan Symphony, and the Bilbao Symphony in Spain, and recitals at the Buffalo Chamber Music Society, the University of Florida, the University of Alabama and at the Tannery Pond Concert Series (NY). Mr. Huang also performs as a guest artist in Korea at the Great Mountains Music Festival.
Mr. Huang has performed as soloist in Hungary with the Budapest Dohnányi Symphony, with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional in Mexico City, and with the Taipei Symphony in Taiwan. He has been heard in recitals at the Stradivari Museum in Cremona, Italy, the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, and at the Museé du Louvre in Paris as well as music festivals including the Mineria Music Festival in Mexico City, the Moritzburg Festival in Germany, and the Sion Music Festival in Switzerland, and as a guest with the Formosa Quartet at Wigmore Hall in London.
Recipient of the 2012 Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship of YCA, he made his recital debuts this season in the Young Concert Artists Series in New York at Merkin Hall and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater.
As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with notable instrumentalists including Shlomo Mintz, Gil Shaham, Nobuko Imai, Roberto Diaz, Jan Vogler, Myung-Wha Chung, and Frans Helmerson.
Born in Taiwan, Mr. Huang received his first violin lesson at the age of seven. Since entering the Juilliard Pre-College at 14, he has continued studies at the school with Hyo Kang and I-Hao Lee. He received the 2008 Juilliard Achievement Award and the 2009 Chi-Mei Cultural Foundation Arts Award for Taiwan’s Most Promising Young Artists. Paul Huang plays a 1683 Nicolo Amati violin, on generous loan.
[Surname is pronounced: Hwong]
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