Paul Huang, Prelude, and Paganini!

Friday, July 21, 2017

It was an exciting end to the first week on Friday, with Sean Lee performing all 24 of Paganini’s Caprices for Solo Violin in Stent Hall this evening. To this day, Paganini’s Twenty-Four Caprices represent the Mount Everest of violin technique. Violinist Sean Lee, in a rarely encountered feat of virtuosity, performed the entire cycle of Paganini’s caprices, with Music@Menlo debut pianist Peter Dugan offering the beautiful accompaniments composed by none other than Robert Schumann.

Before Sean’s Carte Blanche Concert, we had the opportunity to watch a master class with celebrated young violinist Paul Huang. Paul coached a group of Young Performers playing Fauré’s Piano Quartet no. 1 in c minor, and International Program musicians working on Brahms’ challenging Piano Quintet in f minor.