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Frank Huang Named Concertmaster of New York Philharmonic

Laurie Niles

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Published: April 9, 2015 at 3:17 AM [UTC]

Congratulations to violinist Frank Huang, who was named concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic on Wednesday, replacing Glenn Dicterow, who retired last year after 34 years with the orchestra.

Huang, 36, has been concertmaster of the Houston Symphony since 2010 and said he plans to come back to Houston for part of next season, as his schedule as allows. Huang also is on the faculty of Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the University of Houston.

Frank Huang

A native of Beijing, Huang moved to Houston at age 7 and shortly after began violin lessons with his mother. Huang studied with Donald Weilerstein at the Cleveland Institute, where he earned his Bachelor of Music, and with Robert Mann at The Juilliard School. He won first prize in the 2003 Naumberg and the 2000 Hannover competitions.

Huang's audition involved played guest concertmaster in three New York Phil programs earlier this season.

It's apparently a very busy week for Huang, whose marriage to violinist Sarah Ludwig is planned for this Friday, said the New York Times. The Times also reported that Ludwig plans to keep her position as a violinist with the Houston Grand Opera.

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Enjoy this 2002 recording of Frank Huang playing Franz Waxman, Carmen Fantasie:

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From Corwin Slack
Posted on April 9, 2015 at 10:55 PM
We'll miss him here. His Heldenleben solos a couple of seasons back were flawless.

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