Houston Violinist Named New NY Phil Concertmaster
Frank Huang has been named the new Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic. Huang, who has held the same position with the Houston Symphony since 2010, will begin his tenure in New York this September. Born in China, Huang moved to the United States at age 7 and began studying violin lessons with his mother. By age 11, Huang had already performed as a soloist with the Houston Symphony. After studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Juilliard School, he earned a Grammy performing with the Ying String Quartet. Now 36 years old, Huang serves on the faculties of Rice University's Shepherd School of Music and the University of Houston's Moores School of Music. One of the things Huang is most excited about is the NY Philharmonic's regular inclusion of contemporary orchestral works and the opportunity to work with today's greatest composers.
Frank Huang will replace Glenn Dicterow, who has served as Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic for 34 seasons. To read more, click here.