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Returning Artist: Violinist Paul Huang's New Album

Toshio Hosokawa is Japan’s leading living composer. Inspired by a birth, Violin Concerto ‘Genesis’ places the violin soloist (Paul Huang) as the human protagonist in a universal drama of finding harmony through conflict. Toshio Hosokawa was born on October 23, 1955 in Hiroshima. He went to West Berlin to study composition with Isang Yun at the Hochschule der Künste in 1976. From 1983 to 1986, he studied with Klaus Huber at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg.

Returning artist, Paul Huang, is a frequent guest artist at music festivals worldwide, he has performed at the Seattle, Music@Menlo, Savannah, Caramoor, La Jolla, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, 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. He will be with us on July 28, 29, and 31.

Paul was born in Taiwan and began violin lessons at the age of seven. He’s 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, and he’s on the faculty of Taipei National University of the Arts. Huang plays the legendary 1742 “ex-Wieniawski” Guarneri del Gesù, on extended loan through the Stradivari Society of Chicago. He resides in New York.

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