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Blake Pouliot and Hsin-I Huang

By Michael Moriarty
web posted March 19, 2018

The chemistry between two artists can, at times, be something even beyond miraculous!

Such is the case with Blake Pouliot and Hsin-I Huang.

Hsin-I Huang
Hsin-I Huang

Here you meet Hsin-I Huang. Note the impressive evidence of how complete her understanding of both the piano and the violin!

Here is my favorite introduction to Blake Pouliot. Composed by Manuel Ponce, arranged and made famous by Jascha Heifitz, Estrillita is a divine “standard” within the repertoire for violin. Played by Mr. Pouliot with all the romantic brilliance it absolutely demands.

Here is a fascinating violin lesson taught by Jascha Heifitz himself and narrated by the great Izhak Perlman. All violinists, great or otherwise, hover under the gigantic shadow of Jascha Heifitz!

Here is the thrilling collaboration between Pouliot and Hsin-I Huang! Ms. Huang’s late entry is well-worth-waiting-for!!

The entire piece is, for myself at any rate, a breath-taking collaboration between two artists, both of whom set a new high standard for the marriage of violin and piano! Their five years together sound more like a flawlessly courageous, golden anniversary celebration!

Here in Debussy’s portrait of a “Beautiful Evening”, Debussy, in the briefest of creations, delivers the very essence of a “Beau Soir”.

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As a most deliciously HEFTY encore, here is Blake Pouliot performing the Second Movement of the Korngold Concerto for Violin in D Major op 35.

Do I love violin?!

It has become, exactly like the human singing voice, a kind of religion with me.

When a violinist begins to own the depths of my soul in much the same way Maria Callas came to own mine with her voice?!

I’m lost in the very way I live my life to be lost!


Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Contact Michael at rainbowfamily2008@yahoo.com. He can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/@MGMoriarty.




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