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Frank Huang to give concert at Ramsey Concert Hall

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By Bobby Tyler | January 9, 2017
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The UGA Performing Arts Center will present violinist Frank Huang, concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. in Ramsey Concert Hall.

Huang will be joined by pianist Gilles Vonsattel for a program featuring works by Beethoven and Prokofiev. Athens audiences will have the rare opportunity to hear the duo in concert before they perform the program at Carnegie Hall.

Huang was named concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic beginning with the 2015-2016 season. Prior to moving to New York, he was concertmaster of the Houston Symphony from 2010-2015.

A native of Beijing, China, Huang has had great success in competitions since age 15, winning top prizes in the Walter W. Naumburg Foundation's Violin Competition, the Hannover International Violin Competition, Premio Paganini International Violin Competition, the Indianapolis International Violin Competition and D'Angelo International Competition, among others.

Swiss-born American pianist Vonsattel is recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and winner of the Naumburg and Geneva competitions. He returns to the UGA Performing Arts Center where he captivated audiences with a solo recital on the Ramsey Hall Series last season.

Tickets for the concert are $36 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center, online at pac.uga.edu or by calling the box office at 706-542-4400.

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