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Violin Masterclass Paul Huang

Masterclass

March 20, 4:30 p.m.OC Music & Dance

Paul Huang, violin

Students & Repertoire: 

  • Andrew Kao
    Wieniawski: Scherzo-Tarantella, Op.16 
  • Joanna Bai
    Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole in D minor, Op.21 (mov. 1)

  • Hannah Velez
    Mendelssohn:  Violin Concerto in E minor (mov. 1)
  • Jayden Yeung
    Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No. 3 (mov. 1)

Students from the Orange County community will be selected to perform in a masterclass with violinist, Paul Huang. He will listen to them play a selection of their choice and then offer feedback and coaching on technique, musicianship and other performance factors. Participants benefit from one-on-one coaching on their instrument from a master musician, while the audience has the opportunity to learn through observation.

Admission is free. No ticket required.

Co-presented with OC Music & Dance.

Paul Huang

Guest Artist

Paul Huang

Recipient of the​​​​ prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and a 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, violinist Paul Huang is quickly ​gaining attention for his eloquent music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity.

His recent and forthcoming engagements include debuts with the Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev (St. Petersburg's White Nights Festival), Berliner Symphoniker with Lior Shambadal (Philharmonie Berlin debut), Detroit Symphony with Leonard Slatkin, Houston Symphony with Andres Orozco-Estrada, Orchestra of St. Luke's with Carlos Miguel Prieto, Seoul Philharmonic with Markus Stenz, Taipei Symphony with Gilbert Varga (both in Taipei and on a U.S. tour), and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra with the late Christopher Hogwood. This season, he will also be performing with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Brevard Symphony, Windsor Symphony, and the Hilton Head Symphony.​

His first solo CD, Intimate Inspiration, is a collection of favorite virtuoso and romantic encore pieces released on the CHIMEI label. In association with Camerata Pacifica, he recorded "Four Songs of Solitude" for solo violin on their album of John Harbison works. The album was released on the Harmonia Mundi label in fall 2014.

Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Huang made critically acclaimed recital debuts in New York and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. Other honors include First Prize at the 2009 International Violin Competition Sion-Valais (Tibor Varga) in Switzerland, the 2009 Chi-Mei Cultural Foundation Arts Award for Taiwan’s Most Promising Young Artists, the 2013 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, and the 2014 Classical Recording Foundation Young Artist Award.

Born in Taiwan, Mr. Huang began violin lessons at the age of seven. He is a proud recipient of the inaugural Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees under Hyo Kang and I-Hao Lee. He plays on the 1742 ex-Wieniawski Guarneri del Gesù on loan through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

Andrew Kao

Guest Artist

Andrew Kao

Violinist Andrew Kao studies with Mrs. Wendy Castille at OCDM and is a member of the IUSD Honor Chamber Strings.

Jayden Yeung

Guest Artist

Jayden Yeung

Jayden Yeung is a current member of the Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings Quartet and the Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles Octet and is studying with Dr. Iryna Krechkovsky.

Joanna Bai

Guest Artist

Joanna Bai

Violinist Joanna Bai is a member of Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings' first violin section and Pacific Academy Foundation Orchestra and studies with Mrs. Wendy Castille at OCMD.

Hannah Velez

Guest Artist

Hannah Velez

Violinist Hannah Velez is a member of Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra's first violin section and has also served in Southern California Youth Philharmonic and Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings. She studies with Gary Hung.