Recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his intensely expressive music making and effortless virtuosity. Following his Kennedy Center debut, The Washington Post proclaimed: “Huang is definitely an artist with the goods for a significant career.”
Recent high profile engagements include the Lucerne Festival, Mariinsky Orchestra/Gergiev, Berliner Symphoniker/Shambadal, and Detroit Symphony/Slatkin. He plays on the 1742 ex-Wieniawski Guarneri del Gesù on loan through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.
Helen Huang made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age eight, and two years later with the New York Philharmonic (Kurt Masur). Born in Japan of Taiwanese parents, she attended the Manhattan School of Music, and then the Juilliard School, where she studied with the Israeli pianist Yoheved Kaplinsky till 2004.
She has performed and toured with several major orchestras; Cleveland, U.S. National, Saint Louis, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, Vienna Chamber, and the London Philharmonic. Helen has been a member of the Juilliard School faculty since 2008.
These two virtuosos, returning by audience request, will perform another stunning program: Mendelssohn’s Violin Sonata in F Major (1953 Menuhin version), Brahms’ Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78, Ysaÿe’s “Ballade” in D minor, and Franck’s Violin Sonata in A Major.
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