House Concert

An Intimate Concert at the Candler Residence
Featuring
Paul Huang, Danbi Um, and Jessica Xylina Osborne

June 7, 2018

Schedule:

 4:30-Wine and hors d’oeuvres
5:00-Concert
6:00-Post concert Q & A

We invite you to an intimate event with three world-class musicians coming together to perform at the home of Kristine and John Candler. This fundraiser offers attendees a close and personal experience with Paul Huang, who you might remember from his Brevard Music Center appearance with Ken Lam in 2014, Danbi Um, from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and pianist Jessica Xylina Osborne.

To purchase your entrance to the house concert, we ask that you make a $125 donation per attendee. Your name will be added to the guest list. A portion of your contribution is tax deductible. All proceeds from this special fundraiser will enable us to continue to bring exceptional guest artists to the Brevard Philharmonic.
$125 donation per person

Limited seating

 

Paul Huang, violin

Recipient of the prestigious 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists, violinist Paul Huang is quickly gaining attention for his eloquent music making, distinctive sound, and effortless virtuosity.

His recent and forthcoming engagements include debuts with the Mariinsky Orchestra with Valery Gergiev (St. Petersburg’s White Nights Festival), Berliner Symphoniker with Lior Shambadal (Philharmonie Berlin debut), Detroit Symphony with Leonard Slatkin, Houston Symphony with Andres Orozco-Estrada, Orchestra of St. Luke’s with Carlos Miguel Prieto, Seoul Philharmonic with Markus Stenz, Taipei Symphony with Gilbert Varga (both in Taipei and on a U.S. tour), and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra with the late Christopher Hogwood. This season, he will also be making his Chicago orchestral debut at the Grant Park Music Festival, as well as performances with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Knoxville Symphony, North Carolina Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic, Brevard Symphony, Windsor Symphony, and the Hilton Head Symphony. During the 2017-18 season, Mr. Huang makes a recital debut at the Lucerne Festival in Switzerland and embarks on a recital tour in La Jolla, Chicago, Toronto, Palm Desert, Taiwan (Taipei, Hsinchiu, Tainan), New York, and culminating at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. In addition, Mr. Huang continues his association with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center for three separate tours in the U.S., Europe, and the Far East and return to Camerata Pacifica as their Principal Artist.

During the 2014-15 season, he debuted on Lincoln Center’s “Great Performers” series and stepped in for Midori with Leonard Slatkin and the Detroit Symphony to critical acclaim. He has also made debuts at the Wigmore Hall, Seoul Arts Center, and the Louvre in Paris. His first solo CD, Intimate Inspiration, is a collection of favorite virtuoso and romantic encore pieces released on the CHIMEI label. In association with Camerata Pacifica, he recorded “Four Songs of Solitude” for solo violin on their album of John Harbison works. The album was released on the Harmonia Mundi label in fall 2014.

A frequent guest artist at music festivals worldwide, he has performed at the Seattle, Music@Menlo, Caramoor, Bridgehampton, La Jolla, Moritzburg, Kissinger Sommer, Sion, Orford Musique festivals, and the Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea. His collaborators have included Gil Shaham, Cho-Liang Lin, Nobuko Imai, Lawrence Power, Maxim Rysanov, Mischa Maisky, Jian Wang, Frans Helmerson, and Marc-Andre Hamelin. Winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Mr. Huang made critically acclaimed recital debuts in New York and in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. Other honors include First Prize at the 2009 International Violin Competition Sion-Valais (Tibor Varga) in Switzerland, the 2009 Chi-Mei Cultural Foundation Arts Award for Taiwan’s Most Promising Young Artists, the 2013 Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant, and the 2014 Classical Recording Foundation Young Artist Award.

Born in Taiwan, Mr. Huang began violin lessons at the age of seven. He is a proud recipient of the inaugural Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School, where he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees under Hyo Kang and I-Hao Lee. He plays on the 1742 ex-Wieniawski Guarneri del Gesù on loan through the generous efforts of the Stradivari Society of Chicago. His website is www.paulhuangviolin.com.

 

 

Danbi Um, violin

The Strad says violinist Danbi Um is “utterly dazzling,” with “a marvelous show of superb technique,” and Oberon’s Grove says she “graced the music at every moment, [delivering] page after page of radiant, colorful playing.”

She has appeared as soloist with the Israel Symphony, Auckland Philharmonic, Herzliya Chamber Symphony, Vermont Symphony, and Dartmouth Symphony, among others, and in such venues as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Kumho Arts Hall in Seoul, the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and in Bennett-Gordon Hall at the Ravinia Festival. She is a winner of Astral Artists’ 2015 National Auditions and a current member of the Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center. With CMS, she has performed in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Chicago’s Harris Theatre, the St. Cecilia Music Center in Grand Rapids, MI, the Vancouver Playhouse, and in Saratoga Springs.

Festival appearances include Marlboro, Ravinia, Music@Menlo, Yellow Barn, Moab, Caramoor, and North Shore chamber music festivals. At Music@Menlo, she recently performed a recital on its “Carte Blanche Concerts” series. She tours frequently with “Musicians from Marlboro,” including a national tour of the U.S. She has played for the Seattle Chamber Music Society and with the Jupiter Chamber Players. In April 2018, she gives her CMS recital debut in Lincoln Center’s Rose Studio with Orion Weiss, as part of its “The Art of the Recital” series and also appears with Weiss in Philadelphia in recitals for “Morning Musicales” and at the American Philosophical Society. Also coming are recitals at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. and with the Palm Beach Chamber Music Society. She also appears at the Moritzburg Festival in Dresden, Germany.

Danbi Um was the Second Prize winner of the Young Artists Division of the Menuhin International Violin Competition and the Third Prize winner of New Zealand’s Michael Hill International Violin Competition. At the age of ten, she was admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree. She also holds an Artist Diploma from Indiana University, and her teachers have included Shmuel Ashkenasi, Joseph Silverstein, Jaime Laredo, and Hagai Shaham.

Danbi Um plays a 1683 “ex-Petschek” Nicolo Amati violin, on loan from a private collection.

 

 

 

Jessica Xylina Osborne, piano

Hailed by the Washington Post as a pianist “with a refreshing mellowness and poetic touch” after her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra, Jessica Xylina Osborne is one of the most intensely expressive and passionate artists of her generation. An avid soloist, collaborator, chamber musician, and teacher, Dr. Osborne has collaborated with some of the world’s most distinguished performing
musicians and has performed widely in the United States, Europe, and Far East, including performances in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, the Musée du Louvre in Paris, and the Seoul Arts Center. Radio broadcasts include performances on Minnesota Public Radio’s A Prairie Home Companion with the eminent violinist Hilary Hahn, Performance Today, WQXR’s McGraw Hill Young Artists’ Showcase in New York, and WGMS in Washington, D.C., among others. Dr. Osborne is a laureate of international piano competitions worldwide, including the Bartók-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev Piano Competition, the International Russian Music Piano Competition, and the Houston Symphony’s Ima Hogg Competition. This season, Dr. Osborne presents an ambitious program featuring music to be performed in the salon, juxtaposing little-performed works by women composers with more familiar selections.

Dr. Osborne received her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from Yale University in 2016. She currently resides in New York City, where she is Artist Faculty at Third Street Music Settlement.