Paul Huang, Violinist
Tao Lin, Artistic Director and Pianist
Paul Huang, Taiwanese American violinist and winner of the prestigious Avery Fischer Career Award, will be joined by artistic director Tao Lin in a program featuring two of the most virtuous and beloved sonatas for violin and piano by Edvard Grieg and Cesar Franck. Huang performs on a 1742 Guarneri del Gesù formerly belonged to the great Polish violinist and composer Henri Wieniawski.
Recipient of a prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang is quickly gaining attention for his eloquent music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity. His recent and upcoming engagements include debuts with the Houston, Pacific, Omaha Symphonies, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Louisiana and Seoul Philharmonics, as well as return engagements with the Detroit, Alabama, Bilbao Symphonies, and National Symphonies of Mexico and Taiwan. This season he appears in recital at the Melbourne Chamber Music Society, University of Colorado, Rockefeller University. He also appears at White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg at the invitation of Valery Gergiev, and returns to the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Caramoor Festival’s Rising Stars series, and Camerata Pacifica as their Principal Artist. In addition to his sold-out recital at Lincoln Center on the Great Performers series, he has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Phillips Collection, the Gardner Museum, the Seoul Arts Center in Korea, and the Louvre in Paris. His first solo CD, a collection of favorite encores, is on the CHIMEI label. Mr. Huang, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard, won the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He plays the Guarneri del Gesù Cremona 1742 ex-Wieniawski violin, on loan through the Stradivari Society, and is a member of Chamber Music Society Two.