Tue December 7 | 4:00 PM

Violin Master Class

Come watch 2021/22 Eugene Symphony guest artist Paul Huang work with local violin students, as part of the Laura Avery Visiting Masters Series.


December 7, 2021 4:00 PM

Violin Master Class

PAUL HUANG, violin

On Tuesday, December 7th, come watch 2021/22 Eugene Symphony guest artist Paul Huang work with three talented local violin students, as part of the Laura Avery Visiting Masters Series.

All master classes are free and open to the public.

Master Class Program:

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47
I. Allegro moderato

Malaya Lockwood, violin
Eduardo Moreira, piano

J.S. Bach: Violin Partita No.1 in B minor, BWV 1002

Emma Simmons, violin

Paganini: Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6
I. Allegro maestoso - Tempo giusto

Elin Schlichting, violin
Grant Mack, piano

Safety Requirements:
Beginning September 1, 2021, the Hult Center will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for entry to all performances and events. Those unable to be fully vaccinated, including children under the age of 12, must have proof of a negative COVID test, taken within 48 hours of performance or event. Masks are also required at all times inside the building. Learn more about the Hult Center’s COVID-19 protocols here.

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 considered to be one of the most distinctive artists of his generation. The Washington Post remarked that Mr. Huang "possesses a big, luscious tone, spot-on intonation and a technique that makes the most punishing string phrases feel as natural as breathing," and further proclaimed him as "an artist with the goods for a significant career" following his recital debut at the Kennedy Center.

Mr. Huang's recent highlights have included acclaim debut at Bravo!Vail Music Festival stepping in for violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter in the Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.4 with Chamber Orchestra Vienna-Berlin, appearances with the Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev, Detroit Symphony with Leonard Slatkin, Houston Symphony with Andres Orozco-Estrada, Baltimore Symphony with Markus Stenz, and recital debuts at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland and Aspen Music Festival.

During the 2021-22 season, Mr. Huang will open the Nürnberger Symphoniker season as well as appearances with the Rotterdam Philharmonic with Lahav Shani and the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan with Tan Dun. Other highlights will include engagements with the Colorado, Eugene, Charlotte, Tucson, Knoxville, Des Moines, Brevard, and Reading Symphonies.

2021-22 season recital and chamber music performances will include Mr. Huang’s returns to both the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and Camerata Pacifica, a recital debut at the Savannah Music Festival with pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, a recital tour in Taiwan with pianist Helen Huang, and his first appearance at the Schubert Club in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Mr. Huang's recent recital engagements included Lincoln Center's "Great Performers" series and return engagement at the Kennedy Center where he premiered Conrad Tao's "Threads of Contact" for Violin and Piano during his recital evening with pianist Orion Weiss. He also stepped in for Midori with Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony to critical acclaim. Mr. Huang has also made debuts at the Wigmore Hall, Seoul Arts Center, and the Louvre in Paris.

A frequent guest artist at music festivals worldwide, he has performed at the Seattle, Music@Menlo, Caramoor, La Jolla, Santa Fe, Moritzburg, Kissinger Sommer, Sion, Orford Musique, and the PyeongChang Music Festival in South Korea. His chamber music collaborators have included Gil Shaham, Cho-Liang Lin, Nobuko Imai, Mischa Maisky, Jian Wang, Lynn Harrell, Yefim Bronfman, Kirill Gerstein and Marc-Andre Hamelin.

Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Huang made critically acclaimed recital debuts in New York at Lincoln Center and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. Other honors include First Prize at the 2009 Tibor Varga International Violin Competition Sion-Valais 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 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 legendary 1742 “ex-Wieniawski” Guarneri del Gesù on extended loan through the Stradivari Society of Chicago and is on the faculty of Taipei National University of the Arts. He resides in New York.

Health & Safety

The health and safety of Eugene Symphony audience members, musicians, and staff members has been and will always be our top priority. We strongly welcome and encourage patrons who wish to continue wearing masks while attending performances to do so. We want all of our attendees to feel comfortable and accepted in your choice. You take care of you, we'll take care of the music and ensuring that your experience attending a Eugene Symphony concert remains exceptional.

For the most up to date health and safety protocols for our concerts, visit our Eugene Symphony Safety page.

LOCATION: The Studio at The Hult Center