PROGRAM         

BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in E-flat major, WoO. 38
CARTER: Epigrams
SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50

Frank Huang, violin

Newly appointed concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, violinist Frank Huang previously served as the Houston Symphony concertmaster. First Prize Winner of the 2003 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation’s Violin Competition and the 2000 Hannover International Violin Competition, Huang has established a major career as a violin virtuoso. At age 11, he performed with the Houston Symphony in a nationally broadcast concert and has since performed with orchestras throughout the world. He has performed on NPR’s Performance Today, Good Morning America, and CNN’s American Morning.

Mr. Huang has received numerous other awards including the Paganini International Violin Competition, the Indianapolis International Violin Competition, the Kingsville International Competition, the Irving M. Klein International Competition, and the D’Angelo International Competition. He has been a member of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II, first violinist of the Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet, and Eastman School of Music faculty member, as well as serving as concertmaster of the Sejong Soloists.  He is currently part of a trio with Thomas Kaines and Reiko Uchida and is Artist Teacher of Violin at The Shepherd School where he works with the school’s resident graduate quartet, the Dover String Quartet.

Mr. Huang’s first recording was released in 2003 and included works by Schubert, Ernst, Schoenberg, and Waxman. He performs in concert throughout the U.S. and Europe, including Alice Tully Hall in New York, in which he performed the world premiere of Donald Martino’s Sonata for Solo Violin. His commitment to chamber music has taken him to numerous world-renown festivals, as well as frequently participating in Musicians from Marlboro tours.