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TCA presents: Paul Huang- Violin with Eric, Zuber Piano
Recipient of the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, violinist Paul Huang has been recognized for his intensely expressive music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity. Born in Taiwan, Mr. Huang began violin lessons at the age of seven. He entered the Juilliard Pre-College at fourteen and has continued studies at the school. Mr. Huang was a recipient of the inaugural Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Huang made critically acclaimed recital debuts in New York at Merkin Concert Hall and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. Other honors include First Prize at the 2009 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 2014 Classical Recording Foundation Young Artist Award.
An acclaimed chamber musician, Mr. Huang appears as a member of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two as well as Camerata Pacifica in Santa Barbara and throughout California. He is also a frequent guest artist at summer music festivals worldwide.
Following his Kennedy Center debut, the Washington Post proclaimed: “Huang is definitely an artist with the goods for a significant career.” In 2013, The New York Times praised his “masterly account of Barber’s Violin Concerto” with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall.
Mr. Huang’s recent recital appearances included Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, University of Georgia Performing Arts, University of Florida Performing Arts, the Strathmore Center, Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Jordan Hall, the Louvre in Paris, Seoul Arts Center, and National Concert Hall in Taiwan.
Hailed as an “irresistibly fluid” and “illuminating” pianist by the New York Times and the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Eric Zuber has established himself as one of the leaders of a new generation of American pianism.
Mr. Zuber rose to international acclaim in 2007 after winning the Gold Medal in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. More prizes followed shortly thereafter in Seoul and Sydney in 2008, Dublin in 2009, at the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master and Cleveland International Piano Competitions in 2011, at Honens in 2012, and ending with another Gold Medal at the Boesendorfer International Piano Competition in 2013.
Mr. Zuber has made solo appearances at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, the Sydney Opera House, Severance Hall and for the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City. After making his orchestral debut at the age of twelve with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, he has gone on to perform with many of the major orchestras in the United States and abroad including the Cleveland Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Indianapolis Symphony, Minnesota Symphony, Royal Philharmonic, Phoenix Symphony, Korean Symphony, Sydney Symphony, and Ireland’s RTE National Symphony Orchestra among many others. He hasalso collaborated with many internationally acclaimed artists including Lewis Kaplan, Amir Eldan, Charlie Neidich, Joseph Silverstein, Gerard Schwartz, Johannes Moser, and Amanda Roocroft.
Eric holds degrees from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University (B.M., A.D.), the Curtis Institute of Music (Diploma), and the Juilliard School (M.M). His major teachers have been Boris Slutsky, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, and Robert McDonald.
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