Saturday,  March 1, 2014, 8 pm
 at Jordan Hall


Paul Huang 黃俊文, violin
Helen Huang 黃海倫, Piano







Paul Huang, violin
Helen Huang
, piano


REVISED 8-13-2013

Sonata in D Major, RV10 ..... ANTONIO VIVALDI 13:00
Moderato (a fantasia) (arr. Respighi)
Allegro moderato

Sonata in B minor for Violin and Piano ..... OTTORINO RESPIGHI 25:00
Andante Espressivo
Passacaglia – Allegro Moderato Ma Energico


Duo Concertante ..... IGOR STRAVINSKY 14:00
Eglogue 1
Eglogue 2

Grand Adagio ..... ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV 4:00

Nocturne and Tarantella, Op. 28 ..... KAROL SZYMANOWSKI 10:00

Program Note

The idea for the program titled "Italian and Slavic Influences"
came initially from wanting to perform and share the beautiful
and lush Respighi Violin Sonata and the insightful and
thought-provoking Stravinsky Duo Concertante with the public,
thinking they would make such a great juxtaposition.

As I started searching for the music to program along with
these two works, I could not help but think of the relations between these
two composers. People often associate Respighi and Stravinsky
as symphonic composers, creating masterpieces
like the "Pines of Rome" and "The Firebird" respectively.
Given that Respighi went to Russia and studied composition and
orchestration with Rimsky-Korsakov and was greatly influenced
by the Russian school, I thought it would be interesting to examine
the Italian and Russian/Slavic influences on both
these composers and how they applied their masterful orchestration
skills to more intimate works for violin and piano.

For me, this is a delightful opportunity to perform some of my favorite
works that are perhaps lesser known but equally masterful and beautiful,
and to share them with a wider audience.

-Paul Huang


Paul Huang, violinist

Hailed by The Washington Post as “an artist with the goods for a significant career” and praised 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. Mr. Huang’s 2013-2014 season includes his Lincoln Center concerto debut with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s under Carlos Miguel Prieto, his Boston recital debut at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and an appearance with the Bilbao Symphony in Spain performing both Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 and Walton’s Violin Concerto. In addition, he will 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.

An artist with a growing international reputation, Mr. Huang’s concerto appearances have spanned the globe, including in the United States with the Louisville Orchestra and the Hilton Head Symphony, in Hungary with the Budapest Dohnányi Symphony, in Mexico City with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional, in Finland with the St. Michel Strings, and in Taiwan with the Taipei Symphony and the National Taiwan Symphony. He has given recitals at the Stradivari Museum in Cremona, Italy, the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, and at the Musée du Louvre in Paris.

Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and recipient of YCA’s 2012 Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship, Mr. Huang made critically acclaimed recital debuts last season in the Young Concert Artists Series in the Peter Marino Concert in New York at Merkin Hall and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. Other honors include First Prize at the 2009 International Violin Competition Sion-Valais in Switzerland.

A dedicated 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 Green Mountains Music Festival in Korea, and with the Formosa Quartet at Wigmore Hall in London. He has collaborated with notable instrumentalists including Shlomo Mintz, Gil Shaham, Nobuko Imai, Kyung-Wha Chung, Roberto Diaz, Jan Vogler, and Frans Helmerson.

Born in Taiwan, Mr. Huang began violin lessons at the age of seven. Since entering the Juilliard Pre-College at fourteen, he has continued studies at the school with Hyo Kang and I-Hao Lee. He received the 2008 Juilliard Achievement Award and the 2009 Chi-Mei Cultural Foundation Arts Award for Taiwan’s Most Promising Young Artists. Paul Huang plays a 1683 Nicolò Amati violin, which has been generously loaned to him. [Surname Pronounced: Hwong]

Helen Huang, piano

Taiwanese-American pianist, Helen Huang, was first discovered by the New York Philharmonic and Maestro Kurt Masur upon winning the Young People’s Competition resulting in engagements with the prestigious New York Philharmonic and a recording contract with the Teldec record label. Known for immaculate technique and eloquent sensitivity, Ms. Huang has enjoyed to date a multi-faceted career as a soloist and chamber music player and can claim years of experience with an impressive list of performances with such orchestras as the Cleveland Orchestra, the National Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Cincinnati Symphony, the Montreal Symphony, the Colorado Symphony, and the Fort Worth Symphony.

Abroad she has appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the orchestre National de France, the London Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, the Israel Chamber Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and the KBS Symphony in Seoul, Korea. Her wide-ranging conductor collaborations include Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Leonard Slatkin, Paavo Jarvi, Jahja Ling, Herbert Blomstedt, Giancarlo Guerrero, and Thomas Wilkins.

In addition, Helen frequently appears in recitals and festivals in the US, Europe, and Asia. An avid chamber musician, Helen has appeared at the Marlboro Music Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, and at Ravinia’s Steans Institute For Young Artists, with whom she also toured. Abroad, she has performed at the Verbier Festival and the Great Mountains Festival.

Helen’s recordings of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, Mozart’s Piano Concertos K. 488 and K.467, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New York Philharmonic under Kurt Masur’s direction are available on the Teldec label and have received critical acclaim. She also recorded an album titled “For Children” of works inspired by the theme of children. Her most recent recording was in collaboration with Cho-Liang Lin of the works of Georg Tintner released on the Naxos label as well as a recording of the music of Zhou Long with Cho-Liang Lin and Hai-Ye Ni, released on the Delos label. Helen has appeared on television with the Boston Pops Orchestra for PBS’s “Evening at Pops” and was featured in an A&E broadcast from the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico.

Born in Japan of Chinese parents, she moved to the United States with her family in 1985 and began piano lessons two years later. Within a year, she had won her first competition and several other victories soon followed. In 1994, she was selected by the New York Philharmonic to receive Lincoln Center’s Martin E. Segal Award for promising young artists and in 1995, she became one of the youngest recipients of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Helen received the Arthur Rubinstein Prize upon graduating from the Juilliard School in 2004, where she was a student of Yoheved Kaplinsky. She went on to pursue her Master’s degree from Yale, where she studied with Peter Frankl. Helen currently teaches at the Juilliard Pre-College. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and baby daughter.


黃俊文、黃海倫音樂會 綺麗奔放
by 【波士頓訊】
03.07.14 - 06:00 am

來自台灣的小提琴家黃俊文(Paul Huang)、鋼琴家黃海倫(Helen Huang), 日前在新英格蘭音樂學院喬登廳舉行 「義大利與斯拉夫的交互影響」音樂會。

台南出身的黃俊文今年22歲, 14歲考入紐約茱利亞音樂學院預科, 2009年奪得瑞士汐昂國際小提琴大賽首獎, 2011年成為第一位贏得美國國際青年藝術演奏家首獎的台灣小提琴家, 並獲芝加哥的史特拉第瓦里協會長期出借瓜奈里名琴演奏。

32歲的黃海倫父母皆為台灣人, 幼年移居美國, 茱莉亞音樂學院畢業並取得耶魯大學碩士。 她從13歲起便與紐約愛樂密切合作, 目前在茱莉亞音樂學院預科執教, 演奏風格樸實內歛、純淨輕靈。

音樂會在上、下半場分別演奏義大利作曲家雷斯畢基(Respighi)與斯拉夫裔作曲家史特拉汶斯基(Stravinsky)、葛拉茲諾夫(Glazunov), 及席馬諾夫斯基( Szymanowski)等人的作品。  

黃俊文表示, 在選排曲目之初, 他便想將富麗多變的雷斯畢基小提琴奏鳴曲、和充滿深刻思考的史特拉汶斯基協奏風二重奏並列呈現。 雷斯畢基和史特拉汶斯基, 皆以創作交響曲聞名, 雷斯畢基又曾赴俄羅斯師事林姆斯基‧高沙可夫, 深受俄國學派影響。 透過演奏, 他想要檢視義大利和斯拉夫背景如何影響曲風, 並展現作曲家如何以精湛的編製技巧讓小提琴和鋼琴更親密結合。

黃俊文對音樂的詮釋充滿詩意與想像, 時而凝眉彷彿苦思、時而昂首遠望、時而放鬆肢體展開笑顏。 黃海倫的鋼琴則溫婉靈敏地襯托小提琴的各種情緒變化。 上半場從幽靜節制到浪漫綺麗, 下半場的演奏更是奔放如火。 小提琴在最後傾注全力的華麗拋弓, 音符與情緒滿溢全場, 久久不散。

安可曲是溫柔纏綿的美國民謠「有明亮棕髮的珍妮」(Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair), 黃俊文將這首歌獻給主辦單位中華表演藝術基金會的執行長譚嘉陵女士, 感謝她多年來的照顧提攜。
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