The Brettybang Show
About This Show
Listen to the secrets of the greatest musicians, artists and creatives of our time with interviews by Brett Yang. Brett is best known for his Internet Personality at TwoSet Violin and the Co- Founder of The Practice Journal. He has performed as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra musician around the world and is featured on no.1 New York Classical Radio Station WQXR.
Most Recent Episode
Paul Huang - Dropping Knowledge on Practice and Music.
Recipient of the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his intensely expressive music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity. Following his Kennedy Center debut, The Washington Post proclaimed: “Huang is definitely an artist with the goods for a significant career.” His recent and upcoming engagements include debuts with the Houston, Pacific, Omaha Symphonies, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Louisiana and Seoul Philharmonics, as well as return engagements with the Detroit, Alabama, Bilbao Symphonies, and National Symphonies of Mexico and Taiwan. He also appears at White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg at the invitation of Valery Gergiev, and returns to the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach, Caramoor Festival’s Rising Stars series, and Camerata Pacifica as their Principal Artist. His conductor collaboration have included Leonard Slatkin, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Christopher Hogwood, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Jorge Mester, Markus Stenz, Carl St.Clair, and Rune Bergmann, among others. In 2014-15 season, Mr. Huang stepped in for Midori to appear with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Leonard Slatkin performing the Siblieus concerto to critically acclaimed. He also appeared with the Alabama Symphony on short notice to perform the Walton concerto. Other season highlights included his Lincoln Center debut performing the Barber Concerto with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, as well as his sold-out solo recital debut on Lincoln Center's "Great Performers" Series. Mr. Huang's recent recital appearances include performances for Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, University of Georgia Performing Arts, University of Florida Performing Arts, the Strathmore Center, the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Jordan Hall, the Louvre in Paris, Seoul Arts Center, and National Concert Hall in Taiwan. His first solo CD, Intimate Inspiration, is a collection of favorite virtuoso and romantic encore pieces released on the CHIMEI label. In association with Camerata Pacifica, he recorded "Four Songs of Solitude" for solo violin on their album of John Harbison works. The album was released on Harmonia Mundi in fall 2014. An acclaimed chamber musician, Mr. Huang appears as a member of the presti