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]
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
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
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.
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來自台灣的小提琴家黃俊文(Paul Huang)、鋼琴家黃海倫(Helen Huang),
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,
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。
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,
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。 (魏瑀嫻)
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