On Wednesday, July 5, at 7:30 PM, GMCMF guest violinist Paul Huang played the Franck Sonata with festival pianist Dmitri Shteinberg at the UVM Recital Hall on the third concert of our 2017 series. The Franck performance was praised by Jim Lowe of The Times Argus as "a powerful and beautiful musical journey." This concert was preceded by an discussion in the recital hall by Mr. Huang at 6:15, entitled “Shaping a Career,” the first of the festival’s Perspectives and Contexts pre-concert presentations.
One of the most distinguished young violin soloists of our day, Paul Huang received the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists. The 2017-18 season sees his White Nights Festival debut with the Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev in St. Petersburg, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, as well as engagements with North Carolina Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic and Taipei Symphony (both in Taipei and on a U.S. tour). He continues his association with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for three separate tours in the United States, Europe and the Far East, as well as his third season as the Principal Artist of the Camerata Pacifica in California. Born in Taiwan, Huang began violin lessons at the age of seven, and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees studying with Hyo Kang and Green Mountain faculty member I-Hao Lee. He plays on the 1742 ex-Wieniawski Guarneri del Gesù on loan through the generosity of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.