Frank Huang, violin
Frank Huang joined the New York Philharmonic as Concertmaster, The Charles E. Culpeper Chair, in September 2015. The First Prize Winner of the 2003 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation’s Violin Competition and the 2000 Hannover International Violin Competition, he has established a major career as a violin virtuoso. Since performing with the Houston Symphony at the age of 11, he has appeared with orchestras throughout the world including The Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony, NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Hannover, Amadeus Chamber Orchestra, and the Genoa Orchestra. He has performed at Wigmore Hall, Salle Cortot, Kennedy Center, and Alice Tully Hall, and made his New York Philharmonic solo debut in June 2016 leading and performing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. His first commercial recording was released on Naxos in 2003. Huang is a member of the New York Philharmonic String Quartet and has performed at the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Institute, Seattle Chamber Music Festival, and Caramoor, and on Musicians from Marlboro’s tours, and was a member of the prestigious CMS Two program. Before joining the Houston Symphony as concertmaster in 2010, Huang was the first violinist of the Grammy Award–winning Ying Quartet and was a faculty member at the Eastman School of Music.He is an alumnus of the Cleveland Institute of Music, The Juilliard School, and Music Academy of the West. He served on the faculties of The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the University of Houston, and currently serves on the faculty of The Juilliard School.