The violinist has announced an upcoming album with record label Naïve


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Violinist Paul Huang will embark on a collaboration with the French record label Naïve with a recording including works by Saint-Saëns and Respighi, released in October 2023. 

In a statement on Naïve’s Facebook page, Huang said: ’I’m delighted and excited to begin the collaboration with Naïve. In this ever-changing world of recording industry, Naïve has always shown its integrity and support for artistic excellence and vision. I look forward to many future projects together and trust this will result in meaningful and beautiful recordings.’

Huang is recipient of the 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant and the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists. In a recent concert at the Lincoln Center, The Strad remarked on Huang’s ’unbelievable control’ with ’controlled power and nimble passagework’. He has also performed at the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall, Seoul Arts Center, and the Louvre in Paris.

Starting lessons in Taiwan aged 7, Huang went on to study at The Julliard School with Hyo Kang and I-Hao Lee. He currently plays on the 1742 ‘ex-Wieniawski’ Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ on extended loan through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.

’We are so happy to start this long-term journey with Paul Huang and accompany him on his recording debut,’ said Aurélia Rippe, head of A&R and production at Naïve Classique. ’Paul’s violin voice is definitely one of most authentic and singular of his generation. His art of colours, his impressive virtuosity, his creative and clever approach of the repertoire promise wonderful projects to come. We are very much looking forward to seeing his first album released in October.’

Founded in 1988 in Paris, Naïve was set up to ’challenge diversity and originality’. It specialises in recordings across classical, jazz, pop and world repertoire.