A master among us

A master among us

Paul Huang and the Camerata Pacifica return Tuesday night to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium

By Carl Kozlowski 01/13/2014

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Paul Huang may be just 23, but he’s already accomplished more in his young career as a professional violin soloist than many musicians achieve in decades. He has won first prize at both the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 2009 International Violin Competition Sion-Valais in Switzerland.

His current 2013-14 performance season has included his Lincoln Center concerto debut, his Boston recital debut and his first bow in Spain. But this Tuesday, Jan. 14, he will be making his second appearance with the Camerata Pacifica chamber orchestra at the Gold Room of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium for an evening of impressive selections during a two-week run of performances with the acclaimed ensemble. 

“Half of our program will be featuring the European masters Haydn and Brahms, with Haydn’s Piano Trio in C Major and Brahms’ Viola Quintet in the first half, and the second half featuring the great American masters Elliott Carter and John Harbison,” explains Huang. “It’s been a real pleasure being able to get to know artists I admire through dinners and good conversations, and we even recorded a CD together last fall.” 

Paul Huang performs with Camerata Pacifica at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena. Tickets are $45. Call (805) 884-8810 or visit cameratapacifica.org.

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