The New York Philharmonic has today announced 36 year old Chinese-born American violinist Frank Huang as the second candidate to be invited to officially trial for the orchestra's coveted Concertmaster position.
“Mr Huang remains one of several candidates being considered for the position of Concertmaster,” a statement released to the New York Times has read, “....additional details about the search and audition procedures remain confidential.”
The New York Philharmonic has been conducting an ongoing search for a new Concertmaster to succeed Glenn Dicterow, who retired at the end of last season – after 34 years in the Principal Chair.
Last season Erin Keefe, Concertmaster of the Minnesota Orchestra, was invited for two weeks to lead the orchestra.
A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Juilliard School, Frank is a former prize winner at the Walter W Naumburg, Paganini, Hannover and Indianapolis International Violin Competitions.
He has served as Concertmaster of the Houston Symphony since 2010 - and will lead concerts with the Philharmonic from the 21st to the 28th October.