Debut 4

Paul Huang | Orion Weiss

Dvořák | Prokofiev | Ysaÿe | Franck

Tue, 18334


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Summer Festival

17.08.-16.09. 2018



    Paul Huang  violin
    Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
    Sonatina in G major, Op. 100
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
    Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80
    Eugène Ysaÿe (1858–1931)
    Rêve d’enfant, Op. 14
    César Franck (1822–1890)
    Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major

    “It’s not hard to see why the violinist Paul Huang walked away with an Avery Fisher Career Grant,” according to The Washington Post. “Huang possesses a big, luscious tone, spot-on intonation and a technique that makes the most punishing string phrases feel as natural as breathing.” The Taiwanese-American violinist, who was born in 1990, has been making a sensation since 2009, when he won the Tibor Varga Competition in Sion; two years later, he triumphed at the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York, and in 2017 he received the Lincoln Center Award. He has performed with the Mariinsky Orchestra and with the Houston and Detroit Symphonies. It so happens that playing the violin was not a matter of love at first sight for him: when his mother took him at the age of four to a rehearsal, he thought the instrument was awful. Only three years later, when the family attended a violin recital, did his passion ignite. Which is why Paul Huang’s advice to hopeful emerging artists is: “Go to concerts!”

    Paul Huang

    Orion Weiss