Saturday, January 18, 2014
Paul Huang, Violinist, and First Prize Winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions performs Jan. 28, 7 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church,302 Hibben St in Mount Pleasant.
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 Huang’s Lincoln Center concerto debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall, his Boston recital debut at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and his Spain debut with the Bilbao Symphony 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., Rockefeller University, Friends of Music (NY), and a return engagement at Merkin Hall in New York City.
Recipient of the 2012 Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship of Young Concert Artists, he made critically acclaimed recital debuts last season in the Young Concert Artists Series in New York at Merkin Hall and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center, co-presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society.
Born in Taiwan, 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. Huang plays a 1683 Nicolo Amati violin, which has been generously loaned to him.
First prize, 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions
First Prize, 2009 International Violin Competition Sion-Valais (Switzerland)
2009 Chi-Mei Cultural Foundation Arts Award for Taiwan’s Most Promising Young Artist
2008 Julliard Achievement Award
The Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship
The Alexander Kasza-Kasser Kennedy
The Peter Marino Prize
The Usedom Music Festival Prize (Germany)
The Tannery Pond Concert Prize (NY)
The Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize
The Friends of Music Concerts Prize (NY)
For more information call Barbara-Loehr Fox, 843-884-4612. Visit www.paulhuangviolin.com or www.yca.org.