Frank Huang

 

 

 

Frank Huang began his tenure as concertmaster of the Houston Symphony in September, 2010. 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 with Paula Zahn.

Huang’s first commercial recording, comprised of Fantasies by Schubert, Ernst, Schoenberg and Waxman, was released on Naxos in 2003. Recently, Huang held the position of first violinist of the Grammy Award-winning Ying quartet and was a faculty member at the Eastman School of Music. He is concertmaster of the Sejong Soloists, a conductor-less chamber orchestra based in New York. Huang has taken top prizes in the Premio 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.

Recent concerts include debuts in Wigmore Hall (London), Salle Cortot (Paris), Kennedy Center (Washington), Herbst Theatre (San Francisco) and a second recital in Alice Tully Hall (New York), which featured the world premiere of Donald Martino’s Sonata for Solo Violin. His commitment to chamber music, has taken him to the Marlboro Music Festival, Ravinia’s Steans Institute, The Seattle Chamber Music Festival and the Caramoor Festival. He frequently participates in Musicians from Marlboro tours. He was selected by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center to be a member of the prestigious Chamber Music II program. Huang is part of a trio with Thomas Kaines and Reiko Uchida. Huang studied with Robert Mann at The Juilliard School, Donald Weilerstein at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Fredell Lack in Houston. Mr. Huang is Artist Teacher of Violin at The Shepherd School and will work with the violinists of the school's resident graduate quartet, The Dover String Quartet.