International violinist returns

  • Friday, March 7, 2014

Postponed due to the January ice storm, Paul Huang, violinist, and first prize winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions performs on Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, 302 Hibben St. in Mount Pleasant, S.C. This concert is being offered to the community at no charge.

Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang will be in Mount Pleasant prior to upcoming concerts in Taiwan, Japan, China and New York City. He made recital debuts last season in New York at Merkin Hall and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center, both to critical acclaim.

2013-2014 season highlights include Mr. Huang's Lincoln Center concerto debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke's and Carlos Miguel Prieto at Alice Tully Hall, his Boston recital debut at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and his Spain debut with the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra under Gunter Neuhold, 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. In the summer, Mr. Huang will make debuts at Colorado's Crested Butte Music Festival performing Vivaldi's “Four Seasons” and at the Brevard Music Festival performing Saint-Saens' “Violin Concerto.”

An avid chamber musician, Mr. Huang has been a guest artist at the Moritzburg Festival in Germany, the Sion Music Festival in Switzerland, the Mineria Music Festival in Mexico City, the Great Mountains Music Festival and Seoul International Music Festival in Korea, and as a guest with the Formosa Quartet at Wigmore Hall in London. This season, he will be a featured artist at the Camerata Pacifica in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, Tokyo's CHANEL festival, as well as joining violist Nobuko Imai and cellist Myung-Wha Chung in a trio concert at the NTSO International Music Festival in Taiwan.

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, the 2009 Chi-Mei Cultural Foundation Arts Award and 2013 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant.

For more information, contact Barbara Loehr-Fox at 843-884-4612 and visit www.paulhuangviolin.com.

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