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Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 3

Friday, October 12
Kleinhans Music Hall, 10:30 am

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As a virtuoso pianist, Rachmaninoff performed in Buffalo three times during his life. He finished his 3rd Symphony in 1935, the year the BPO was founded. It has all the expressiveness and emotion of modern romanticism and is said to sound the most “Russian” of his symphonies. Paul Huang is one of the most talked-about violinists on the classical circuit today. Many will remember him from his 2012 Gift to the Community recital in the Mary Seaton Room.

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Paul Huang, violin

PATERSON Dark Mountains
BARBER Violin Concerto

About Paul Huang

Recipient of the​​​​ prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 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 making his Chicago orchestral debut at the Grant Park Music Festival, as well as performances with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Brevard Symphony, Windsor Symphony, and the Hilton Head Symphony.

During the 2017-18 season, Mr. Huang makes recital debut at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland and embarks on a recital tour in La Jolla, Chicago, Toronto, Palm Desert, Taiwan (Taipei, Hsinchiu, Tainan), New York, and culminating at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.  In addition, Mr. Huang continues his association with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for three separate tours in the U.S., Europe, and the Far East and return to Camerata Pacifica as their Principal Artist.

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.

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. His website is www.paulhuangviolin.com.​