Hailed by The Washington Post as “an artist with the goods for a significant career,” and proclaimed by The Strad for his “stylish and polished playing,” 22-year-old Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his eloquent music making, effortless virtuosity, and compelling stage presence. Among his honors are First Prize of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and First Prize at the 2009 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion-Valais in Switzerland.
2013-2014 season includes Mr. Huang’s Lincoln Center concerto debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall, his Boston recital debut at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and his Spain debut with the Bilbao Symphony performing both Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 and Walton’s Violin Concerto. He will also appear in recitals at Jordan Hall in Boston, the Strathmore Center in Washington D.C., and a return engagement at Merkin Hall in New York City.
Described by The New York Times for his “subtlety, his sense of how to shape the line dramatically but without exaggeration”, Mr. Huang has performed as soloist with the Louisville Orchestra and the Hilton Head Symphony, as well as in Hungary with the Budapest Dohnányi Symphony, in Mexico City with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, and in Taiwan with the Taipei Symphony and National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. He has been heard in recitals at the Stradivari Museum in Cremona, Italy, the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, Museé du Louvre in Paris, and at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.
An avid chamber musician, Mr. Huang has performed at the Moritzburg Festival in Germany, the Sion Music Festival in Switzerland, the Mineria Music Festival in Mexico City, the Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea, and as a guest with the Formosa Quartet at Wigmore Hall in London. He has collaborated with notable instrumentalists including Shlomo Mintz, Gil Shaham, Nobuko Imai, Roberto Diaz, and Frans Helmerson.
Born in Taiwan, Mr. Huang received his first violin lesson at the age of seven. Since entering the Juilliard Pre-College at 14, he has continued studies at the school with Hyo Kang and I-Hao Lee. He received the 2009 Chi-Mei Cultural Foundation Arts Award for Taiwan’s Most Promising Young Artist and 2013 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant. Mr. Huang plays a 1683 Nicolo Amati violin, which has been generously loaned to him.