(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – Violinist Paul Huang, the first recipient of the Tannery Pond Concerts Performance Award, an honor bestowed upon select winners of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions by Tannery Pond’s artistic director Christian Steiner, will perform a recital of works by Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Ysaÿe, Messiaen, Ravel, Debussy and Waxman with pianist Jessica Osborne on July 14, 2012, at 8pm, at The Tannery at Darrow School.
As first-prize winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists auditions, Huang will make his New York debut at Merkin Hall as well as his Washington, D.C. debut next season. He began playing at the age of seven in his native country of Taiwan. At 14, he came to the Juilliard School’s Pre-College in New York and received the 2008 Juilliard Achievement Award.
Steiner says Huang is “incredibly gifted, mature, elegant and charming …. with fantastic technique and musicality.”
The Washington Post hailed Jessica Osborne after her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra as a pianist “with a refreshing mellowness and poetic touch.” She has established herself as a soloist and chamber musician of emotional depth and passionate energy.