On Friday, August 16th, we are hosting musicians from one of the leading world-class orchestras, the New York Philharmonic. You don’t have to be in the Lincoln Center nor Carnegie Hall, instead, the concertmaster Frank Huang, violist Hung-Wei Huang, and cellist Patrick Jee will perform in our very own auditorium.
The three New York Phil musicians will share their music and extraordinary experiences with us. Two sessions will be for Grade 3-8 at 12:25-1:15 pm, and for Grade 9-12 at 1:30-2:15 pm.
Frank Huang- Concertmaster
Frank Huang joined the New York Philharmonic as Concertmaster, The Charles E. Culpeper Chair, in September 2015. The First Prize Winner of the 2003 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation’s Violin Competition and the 2000 Hannover International Violin Competition, he has established a major career as a violin virtuoso. He made his New York Philharmonic solo debut in June 2016 leading and performing Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Piazzolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. In 2017–18 he led the Orchestra from his Concertmaster chair in works by Mozart and Tchaikovsky, and performed with the Philharmonic as soloist in Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnole at Bravo! Vail.
Hung Wei Huang- Violist
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, violist Hung-Wei Huang joined the New York Philharmonic in October 2018. In 2002 Mr. Huang became the youngest-ever principal viola of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, and in 2005 he was appointed principal viola of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed as a soloist with both orchestras, as well as with the Taiwan Writer’s and Artist’s Association Orchestra. He also previously served as guest principal viola of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, and London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Patrick Jee- Cellist
Cellist Patrick Jee joined the New York Philharmonic in July 2013. A native New Yorker, he has toured extensively in the United States, Europe, and Asia, making appearances at New York’s Alice Tully Hall and Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., London’s Wigmore Hall, Paris’s Salle Gaveau, and the Seoul Arts Center. He also performed on CNN’s American Morning as well as at the United Nations at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Korean War armistice.