Violinist Paul Huang, winner of the Young Concert Artist International Auditions and veteran of Lincoln and Kennedy Centers, will headline Oneonta Concert Association’s next concert today. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church at 66 Chestnut St. in Oneonta.
OCA Young Artist Neyen Romano, of Otego, will open with a short set on flute. The concert is the fourth in OCA’s five-concert season.
Huang has been hailed by The Washington Post as “an artist with the goods for a significant career” and praised for his “confident mixture of cool and soulfulness” by The New York Times. The 22-year-old Taiwanese-American has been recognized for his “effortless virtuosity and compelling stage presence,” according to a media release.
Huang’s touring season includes appearances at Lincoln Center with the Orchestra of St. Lukes, Merkin Hall in New York, Boston’s Gardner Museum, a California Tour with Camerata Pacifica, and concerts in Spain, Tokyo and Beijing. He was winner of the 2011 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and recipient of YCA’s 2012 Helen Armstrong Violin Fellowship. He made his Kennedy Center debut in 2012. Recent tours have taken him to Germany, Switzerland, Hungary, Mexico City, London and Paris.
Opening Friday’s concert will be flutist Neyen Romano. The Gilbertsville-Mount Upton High School senior plays with the Binghamton Symphony Youth Orchestra and studies with Ana Laura Gonzalez at Hartwick College. The opener is part of OCA’s Young Artists program highlighting talented young area performers before each concert.
Admission is $20 for adults, or $6 for students. Tickets are available at the door, and in advance at The Green Toad Bookstore at 198 Main St., and at The Eighth Note at 10 S. Main St., both in Oneonta.
OCA’s last season concert will be May 23. For more information, visit OCA at OneontaConcertAssociation.org. For reservations, call 433-7252.