G.Tartini Il Trillo del Diavolo
L. van Beethoven Sonata no.4 per violino e pianoforte
F.Kreisler Praeludium & Allegro
C.Saint-Saens Sonata No.1 per violino e pianoforte
P.de Sarasate Carmen Fantasy
Mengla Huang (London/China)
Nato a Shanghai nel 1980, ha attratto su di sé l’attenzione della stampa mondiale vincendo vari primi premi in molti concorsi internazionali tra il 2000 e il 2002, tra cui il Paganini International Violin Competition, il Sendai International Music Competition in Giappone (2001), il Best Performance Prize al Shanghai Spring International Festival nel 2001, e il secondo premio al Lipinsky and Wieniawsky International Violin Competition in Polonia. Mengla Huang ha eseguito già moltissimi concerti in tutta l’Asia e l’Europa. Come solista si è esibito con le Orchestre Danish National, NHK, Sendai, Shanghai, Beijing Symphony Orchestras, Luxembourg, German National, Nice, Tokyo City, Osaka, Japan Philharmonic Orchestras, la Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Orchestra della Fondazione Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, HongKong Sinfonietta. Ha suonato con molti direttori come Chikara Iwamura, Henrik Schaefer, Muhai Tang, Neeme Jarvi, Nicola Luisotti, Ryusuke Numajiri, Thomas Dausgaard, Tovey Bramwell etc. Il suo primo CD è uscito per l’etichetta Deutsche Grammophon nel 2005.
‘His talents are fast becoming recognised worldwide.’ ~ Gramophone (March 2007)
Mengla Huang is one of the most active violinists of our time. His brilliant technique and unique interpretations have fascinated audiences throughout Asia, Europe and North America. In 2002, he won the first prize at the prestigious Paganini International Violin Competition in Italy, where he was also awarded the Renato De Barbieri Memorial award for the best interpretation of Paganini’s caprices and the Mario Ruminelli Memorial award.
Huang was born in 1980 in Shanghai and began to study violin at the age of 4. Admitted to Shanghai Conservatory at 8, his rare talent was recognised by Professor Lina Yu, one of the most well-known Chinese violinists and music educators, with whom he went on to study. In 2006 he received his master’s degree and became the youngest ever faculty member of Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In September 2006, he moved to London, and has undertaken further studies with Professor Gyorgy Pauk at Royal Academy of Music.
Huang has worked with many of the world’s finest orchestras including Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, Danish National Symphony Orchestra, German National Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Kyoto Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Macao Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra，Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with conductors such as: Neeme Jarvi, Edo de Waart, Jonathan Nott, Henrik Schaefer, Muhai Tang, Nicola Luisotti, Ryusuke Numajiri, Thomas Dausgaard, Tovey Bramwell, etc. In October 2006, he was invited to perform for the Danish Queen in the Fredensborg Palace of Denmark, and was highly praised by the Danish Royal Court.
April 2007 saw his New York debut at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center and Boston debut at the Jordan Hall. Highlightsin the 07-08 season include a German tour and a Japan tour in August, and in December the grand opening gala concert of the National Grant Theatre in Beijing.
In addition to the Paganini prize, awards he has received include Gold Medal and Public Prize in the 2001 Sendai International Music Competition in Japan; Best Performance Prize in the 2001 Shanghai Spring International Festival, and the Second Prize in the 2000 Lipinsky and Wieniawsky International Violin Competition in Poland. In November 2007 he received the first Montegrappa’s Genio Creativo Award, an annual international award for young talents who represent creativity and innovation in different fields of art and from different countries.
Mengla Huang is under contract as a recording artist for Universal Music. 2005 saw his debut album “Violin Showpieces” under the Deutsche Grammophon label. His second recital album on DG, a collection of works written by violinist-composers titled “Violinissimo,” was released in January 2008.
He plays on a Giovanni Paolo Maggini which is generously loaned to him by Mr. & Mrs. Rin.