Story by Brandon Adams
Colorado State University and the Fort Collins Lincoln Center are hosting a performance by world-class violinist Paul Huang on March 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Center for the Arts Organ Recital Hall.
Hailed by the Washington Post as “an artist with the goods for a significant career,” Huang is a Taiwanese-American violinist who is quickly gaining reputation for his eloquent music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity.
He has been recognized with the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant for his “intensely expressive music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity.” While he has a busy tour season this year debuting at several symphony halls, including the Detroit Symphony, Alabama Symphony, National Symphony of Mexico, and many more, he will be leaving a lasting note on the Fort Collins community.
Huang will be accompanied by Jessican Xylina Osborne, piano. She has been named by the Washington Post as a pianist “with a refreshing mellowness and poetic touch” after performing with the National Symphony Orchestra. Both musicians have a fresh and unique performance style that are able to co-exist in a beautiful performance. They are set to perform timeless pieces, including Chaconne by Tommaso Antonio Vitali, Valse Sentimentale by Pyotr Ilyich Tchailkovsky, and Sonata by Ceasar Franck.
Artist’s residency is made possible by the Annaliese Soros National Educational Residency Program of Young Concert Artists. Tickets are $20/public and $10/student, and can be purchased online here or by phone at (970) 221-6730.