Paul Huang, Violin
Recipient of the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his intensely expressive music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity. His recent and upcoming engagements include debuts with the Houston, Pacific, Omaha Symphonies, and Seoul Philharmonics, as well as return engagements with the Detroit, Alabama, Bilbao Symphonies, and National Symphonies of Mexico and Taiwan. He appears at White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg and returns to the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Caramoor Festival’s Rising Stars series, and Camerata Pacifica as their Principal Artist. Other recent highlights include his Lincoln Center debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, a sold-out solo recital debut on Lincoln Center's "Great Performers" Series. An acclaimed chamber musician, Mr. Huang is a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two. He has performed at Tokyo's CHANEL Music Festival, Music@Menlo, La Jolla, the Moritzburg Festival and Kissinger Sommer in Germany, and the Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea. Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Huang made critically acclaimed recital debuts in New York and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. His first solo CD, Intimate Inspiration, is a collection of favorite virtuoso and romantic encore pieces released on the CHIMEI label. In association with Camerata Pacifica, he recorded "Four Songs of Solitude" for solo violin on their album of John Harbison works. The album was released on Harmonia Mundi in fall 2014. Mr. Huang is a proud recipient of the inaugural Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School, where he earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees under Hyo Kang and I-Hao Lee. He plays on the 1742 ex-Wieniawski Guarneri del Gesù on loan through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.