CONCERTS 2016-2017

Paul Huang, violin

Recipient of a prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang is quickly gaining attention for his eloquent music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity.

His recent and upcoming engagements include debuts with the Houston, Pacific, Omaha Symphonies, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Louisiana and Seoul Philharmonics, as well as return engagements with the Detroit, Alabama, and Bilbao Symphonies, and National Symphonies of Mexico and Taiwan. This season he appears in recital at the Melbourne Chamber Music Society, University of Colorado, and Rockefeller University. He also appears at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg at the invitation of Valery Gergiev, and returns to the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Caramoor Festival’s Rising Stars series, and Camerata Pacifica as their Principal Artist. In addition to his sold-out recital at Lincoln Center on the Great Performers series, Paul Huang has performed at the Kennedy Center, the Phillips Collection, the Gardner Museum, the Seoul Arts Center in Korea, and the Louvre in Paris. His first solo CD, a collection of favorite encores, is on the CHIMEI label.

Born in Taiwan, Mr. Huang began violin lessons at the age of seven.  He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard and won the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He plays the Guarneri del Gesù Cremona 1742 ex-Wieniawski violin, on loan through the Stradivari Society, and is a member of Chamber Music Society Two. Mr. Huang’s website is www.paulhuangviolin.com.

Eric Zuber, piano, has established himself as a leader in a new breed of American pianist, both as a soloist and collaborative artist. Mr. Zuber burst on the international scene at the age of 21 after receiving the Gold Medal at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Over the next few years, he was a finalist and recipient of major prizes from ten of the world’s most prestigious international piano competitions including Arthur Rubinstein, Cleveland, Seoul, Sydney, Dublin, Bösendorfer and Honens. For these and many other remarkable achievements, he was awarded the Arthur Rubinstein Prize by The Juilliard School, and has been a two-time recipient of the Gina Bachauer Prize at Juilliard.

Mr. Zuber has made solo appearances at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Severance Hall and for the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City.  After making his orchestral debut at the age of twelve with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, he has gone on to perform with many of the major orchestras in the United States and abroad including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Israel Philharmonic, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Minnesota Symphony, the Royal Philharmonic, the Phoenix Symphony, the Korean Symphony, the Sydney Symphony, and Ireland’s RTE National Symphony Orchestra among many others. He has collaborated with many internationally acclaimed artists including Lewis Kaplan, Amir Eldan, Charlie Neidich, Joseph Silverstein, Gerard Schwartz, Johannes Moser, and Amanda Roocroft among others.

Mr. Zuber holds degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (B.M., A.D.), the Curtis Institute of Music (Diploma), and the Juilliard School (M.M).  His major teachers have been Boris Slutsky, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, and Robert McDonald.  He is currently pursuing his doctoral degree at Peabody.

 

PROGRAM:

March 14, 2017
11:00 A.M.

Paul Huang, Violin
Eric Zuber, Piano

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, K. 526…….Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)

Molto allegro
Andante
Presto

Sonata for Violin and Piano in b minor………………Ottorino Respighi (1879 –1936)

Moderato
Andante espressivo
Passacaglia: Allegro moderato ma energico

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in d minor, Op. 75……….Camille Saint-Saëns (1835  – 1921)

Allegro agitato
Adagio
Allegretto moderato
Allegro molto

ENCORE:
Träumerei………………………………………………………………..Robert Schumann (1810-1856)


Discography: CHIMEI and HARMONIA MUNDI
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