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.
The 2013-2014 season includes Mr. Huang’s Lincoln Center concerto debut playing Barber’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under Carlos Miguel Prieto, his Boston recital debut at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and an appearance with the Bilbao Symphony in Spain performing both Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 and Walton’s Violin Concerto. He will also appear in recitals at Jordan Hall in Boston, the Strathmore Center in Washington D.C, and a return engagement at Merkin Hall in New York City.
Mr. Huang has performed as soloist with the Louisville Orchestra and the Hilton Head Symphony, as well as in Hungary with the Budapest Dohnányi Symphony, in Mexico City with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, Finland’s St. Michel Strings, and in Taiwan with the Taipei Symphony and National Taiwan Symphony. 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.
Recipient of the 2012 Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship of YCA, he made critically acclaimed recital debuts last season in the Young Concert Artists Series in the Peter Marino Concert in New York at Merkin Hall and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center.
A dedicated chamber musician, Mr. Huang has performed at the Moritzburg Festival in Germany, the Sion Music Festival in Switzerland, the Mineria Music Festival in Mexico City, the Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea, and as a guest with the Formosa Quartet at Wigmore Hall in London. He has collaborated with notable instrumentalists including Shlomo Mintz, Gil Shaham, Nobuko Imai, Roberto Diaz, Jan Vogler, 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 fourteen, 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 Nicolò Amati violin, which has been generously loaned to him.
[Surname is pronounced: Hwong]
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