6PM September 29, 2018: Paul Huang, Violin, and Helen Huang, Piano
Violinist Paul Huang is the recipient of the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists. He has been acclaimed for his eloquent music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity.
He made his debut on Lincoln Center’s “Great Performers” series, as a substitute for Midori, with Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony to critical acclaim.
His numerous performances include those with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Detroit Symphony and the Houston Symphony, among others.
Recent recital debuts include Wigmore Hall, the Seoul Arts Center, and the Louvre in Paris, as well as the Lucerne Festival and the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. In addition, Mr. Huang has continued his association with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in three separate tours in the U.S., Europe, and the Far East. He recently returned to Camerata Paci ca as their Principal Artist.
Born in Taiwan, Mr. Huang began violin lessons at the age of seven. He 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.
Helen Huang, Taiwanese-American pianist, was discovered by conductor Kurt Masur after she won the Young People’s Competition, which resulted in engagements with the New York Philharmonic and a recording contract with the Teldec record label.
Known for immaculate technique and her eloquent sensitivity, Huang has enjoyed a multi-faceted career as a soloist and chamber music player and has played with leading orchestras of the world, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic.
An avid chamber musician, Huang has appeared at the Marlboro Music Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, and at Ravinia’s Steans Institute for Young Artists. Among her many CDs for Teldec, Huang has recorded an album For Children consisting of works inspired by the theme of children.
Huang received the Arthur Rubinstein Prize upon graduating from Juilliard in 2004, and went on to obtain her master’s degree from Yale. She has been on the Juilliard Pre-College faculty since 2010, working as an assistant to Kaplinsky.
She resides in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters.
Antonin Dvŏrák (1841-1904): Sonatina, Op. 100
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953): Violin Sonata in F minor, Op. 80, No. 1