SIENA HUANG

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SIENA HUANG

Mesaj  Admin Bir C.tesi Şub. 13, 2010 4:02 pm

SIENA HUANG




Sirena Huang (born in 1994) is a concert violinist. She is the First Prize Gold Medalist of the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 2009.

“ Huang has been nationally acclaimed as the first real virtuoso from the text-message age. ”


Biography
Huang began her violin lessons at 4 years old with Mrs. Linda Fiore at the Hartt School. Currently, she is a scholarship student studying with Mr. Stephen Clapp and Sylvia Rosenberg at Juilliard School Pre-College division. In the summers from 2003 to 2007, Huang attended Encore School for Strings, studying under David Cerone. In the summers of 2008 and 2009 she attended the Aspen Music Festival and School on a tuition fellowship, studying with Robert Lipsett. Huang made her orchestra solo debut with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra at age nine. Three weeks later, she played with the internationally acclaimed Staatskapelle Weimar in Germany. Other orchestra solo performances include Russian Symphony Orchestra,Hartford Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra, Greenwich Symphony Orchestra, Park Avenue Chamber Orchestra, Aspen Sinfonia, Long Island Philharmonic, Roanoke Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in New Jersey, the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Blaeu Amsterdam, and Modus Chamber Ensemble in New York City. She has been invited as a guest soloist at the Aspen Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival and also has given solo recitals in the Simsbury Chamber Music Festival and Usdan Center Concert Series. In addition, she has appeared regularly in “The Great Music for a Great City” series in New York City. Her concerts have been held at major venues such as Lincoln Center, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, Tilles Center, Kimmel Center, and National Concert Hall (Taiwan). In March 2005, she played her solo recital at Bushnell Center to benefit ‘Fund for Access’, a scholarship program that assists kids from low income families to pursue music study. Huang lives in South Windsor, Connecticut.

Awards
As the winner of numerous top prizes in international competitions, Huang was awarded the First Prize Gold Medal and title of Laureate of the prestigious International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 2009. In the summer of 2008, she won First Place at the Aspen Music Festival violin competition. In September of 2006, she received Third Prize in the Wieniawski International Competition for Young Violinists held in Lublin, Poland. At age 10, she received Second Place in the triennial International Louis Spohr Competition for Young Violinists held in Germany, becoming the youngest ever contestant and prize winner in the competition’s history. Additionally, she was awarded the Special Prize of “Best Bach Interpretation.” In December, 2003, she was the First Prize winner in the junior division of the “Remember Enescu” International Violin Competition in Romania. In the United States, she has won numerous competitions as well, including the Juilliard School Pre-College Concerto Competition at age of nine as well as a Grand Prize of the New Haven Symphony Young Artist Competition in Connecticut.

Since 2003, Huang has been selected three times as the youngest of ten "Exceptional Young Artists" worldwide at the “Starling-DeLay Symposium for Violin Study” at Juilliard School. Huang was also invited to perform during the ceremony in which the annual Humanitarian Award was presented to President Sarkozy of France. In June 2006, she received the tremendous honor of playing for His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan and thirty other Nobel Prize Laureates—including Elie Wiesel and His Holiness the Dalai Lama—at the World Peace Conference held in Petra. In October 2007, under the invitation of former Czech Republic President Havel, she played in the Opening Ceremony of “Forum 2000 World Conference” in Prague.

Praise
Huang has appeared and been interviewed on numerous newspapers, TV and radio programs including Hartford Courant, Grennwich Time, Journal Inquirer, CNBC, WTNH, WTIC, WB20, Beethoven Radio and a performance in the nationally known “From the Top” radio program. Hartford Courant reported "Seldom have Hartford Symphony Orchestra concert-goers been so transfixed by a soloist as they were Thursday by 14-year-old Sirena Huang...Her musicality is solid, professional and mature. Huang played with effortless technical command and projected fresh ideas in concentrated but flowing gracefulness."[3]. Stamford Advocate reviewer praised Huang as "the text-message age has found its first real virtuoso...Huang unfolded a series of interpretive viewpoints in the Lalo with a depth of consideration in lines and phrasings that revealed intelligence and musicality of great sophistication". In November 2007, the New York Times described her performance in a concert to honor Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer, as: “A Mendelssohn concerto exquisitely performed by a 13-year-old violinist, Sirena Huang, brought down the house.” In February of 2006, she was invited to be a guest speaker at the TED Conference held in California—an annual gathering of over 1000 of the finest minds in Technology, Entertainment, and Design of America. TED reporters called Huang a player with “a musician’s soul that transcends her years.”
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