Even those who don’t think the violin is for them will be mesmerized by the expressive and brilliant musicianship of Sirena Huang, the 23-year-old American violinist who took the first prize in the inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition. Motivated by a deep wish to inspire peace and harmony with her music, Huang has performed before President Barack Obama, Elie Wiesel and other world leaders. And she’s been at this a while, having done a Ted Talk at age 11, when she explained with incredible poignancy how music speaks to all listeners, then performed brilliantly to drive the point home. Sirena has since appeared as a soloist with major orchestras worldwide, including the New York Philharmonic, and won other important competitions, including first place in the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Performers. The $30K prize awarded by the panel of judges the inaugural Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition further proves to the world that she’s a stand out among the best of the best. Don’t miss her south Florida recital debut.
Huang will be joined by esteemed collaborative pianist, Robert Koenig, for an intimate evening of extraordinary music making.
The program includes:
Stravinsky’s Suite italienne from the ballet Pulcinella
Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in G Major
Tchaikovsky’s Valse-Scherzo in C Major, Op. 34
Prokofiev’s Violin Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 94bis
Li Shangqian’s Entranced by Mountain Scenery and
Sarasate’s popular Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op. 20
It’s a steal at $30. (561) 832-7469 or TICKETS