Sarah Chang is an American musician recognized as one of the world’s most famous classical violinists. Since her artistic debut at the age of 8 she has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades.
Her debut came in 1989 with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Shortly thereafter, Chang was recognized as a child prodigy and enrolled at Juilliard School to study music, graduating in 1999 and continuing university studies. During the 1990s and 2000s, Chang had major roles including being a soloist with the New York Philharmonic and also performing with the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, orchestras in London, England, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Holland. Additionally, she has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the NHK Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the Honolulu Symphony, and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others. As a chamber musician, Chang has collaborated with Pinchas Zukerman, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yefim Bronfman, Martha Argerich, Leif Ove Andsnes, Stephen Kovacevich, Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Lars Vogt, and the late Isaac Stern. She has made several chamber recordings with current and former members of the Berlin Philharmonic, and collaborated with the “Moscow Virtuosi” Chamber Orchestra during Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky concert in Zurich.
Ms. Chang’s most recent recording for EMI Classics, performances of Brahms and Bruch violin concertos with Kurt Masur and the Dresdner Philharmonie and her 2007 recording of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons attracted international commendation and received excellent critical and popular acclaim
Sarah Chang has received a number of awards, including Avery Fisher Career Grant, Gramophone Magazine Young Artist of the Year, Newcomer of the Year for “Echo” (Germany), Nan Pa (South Korea), Newcomer of the Year at the International Classical Music Awards, Avery Fisher Prize, Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana Award in Siena, Italy, Hollywood Bowl ‘s Hall of Fame.