Jessica Osborne, piano
Titled “Italian and Slavic Influences,” this program pairs the beautiful and lush Respighi Violin Sonata and the insightful and thought-provoking Stravinsky Duo Concertante and explores the Italian and Russian/Slavic influences on both these composers. See how they applied their masterful orchestration skills to more intimate works for violin and piano. First Prize Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 2009 International Violin Competition Sion-Valais in Switzerland, 22-year-old Taiwanese-American violinist Paul Huang is already recognized for his eloquent music making, effortless virtuosity and compelling stage presence. Recipient of the 2012 Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship of YCA, Mr. Huang has performed as soloist in Hungary with the Budapest Dohnányi Symphony, with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional in Mexico City and the Taipei Symphony in Taiwan.