The young violist is quickly gaining a reputation for his eloquent music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity.
Recipient of the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his intensely expressive music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity. Following his Kennedy Center debut, The Washington Post proclaimed: “Huang is definitely an artist with the goods for a significant career.” In 2013, The New York Times praised his “masterly account of Barber’s Violin Concerto” with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall.
Mr. Huang’s recent recital appearances included Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, University of Georgia Performing Arts, University of Florida Performing Arts, the Strathmore Center, Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Jordan Hall, the Louvre in Paris, Seoul Arts Center, and National Concert Hall in Taiwan.
His first solo CD, Intimate Inspiration, was released on the CHIMEI label. In association with the Camerata Pacifica, he also recorded “Four Songs of Solitude” for solo violin for their album of John Harbison works. The album was released on Harmonia Mundi in fall 2014.
An acclaimed chamber musician, Mr. Huang appears as a member of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two as well as a Principal Artist for the Camerata Pacifica in Santa Barbara and throughout California. A frequent guest artist at summer music festivals worldwide, his upcoming appearances include debuts at Music@Menlo, La Jolla, Bad Kissingen, as well as returning to Caramoor, CHANEL, Great Mountains, and Moritzburg Festivals. His collaborators have included Gil Shaham, Pamela Frank, Kim Kashkashian, Nobuko Imai, Maxim Rysanov, Roberto Diaz, David Finckel, Paul Watkins, 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. Mr. Huang was a recipient of the inaugural Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He plays on the 1742 ex-Wieniawski Guarneri del Gesù on loan through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society of Chicago. Mr. Huang’s website is www.paulhuangviolin.com. Follow him on Facebook: Paul Huang, Violinist
Paul Huang will be accompanied by Jessica Osborne, Piano.
Pianist Jessica Xylina Osborne was born in 1979 in San Antonio, TX, and grew up in Reston, VA. Dubbed a “superb pianist” and “… A pianist with a refreshing mellowness and poetic touch” by the Washington Post, Ms. Osborne’s career has allowed her to perform concerts in some of the most prestigious venues in the world, including Weill Hall and Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center, and the Seoul Arts Center, among others. Ms. Osborne has received degrees in piano performance from Indiana University (B.M.), Rice University (M.M.), and Yale University (A.D. and D.M.A.). She has had the privilege to work with many important mentors, including Claude Frank, Emile Naoumoff, Jon Kimura Parker, Seymour Lipkin, Marjorie Lee, and her mother, Patricia Osborne. This season, she is embarking upon an exciting tour of recitals presenting works by women composers, both past and present.
For more info and to see videos of Jessica’s performances, please visit her website at www.jessicaxylinaosbornepiano.com.