Sarah Chang

Violin

Biography

Sarah Chang is recognised as one of the world’s great violinists.  Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8 she has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades.

Highlights from Ms. Chang’s recent and upcoming seasons, have included performances with such North American orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Chicago Symphony,  National Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony, and Cleveland Symphony. She has also performed at the Hollywood Bowl and at the Tanglewood, Ravinia, and Aspen Music Festivals, among others. With a career that has blossomed internationally, her European engagements have included performances with the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, and all the principal London Orchestras. She performs regularly in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and her engagements in Asia have brought her to audiences in China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, and New Zealand. As an accomplished recital and chamber musician, Ms. Chang regularly travels the world, performing with such artists as Pinchas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman, Leif  Ove Andsnes, Yo-Yo Ma, Isaac Stern, Wolfgang Sawallisch, and members of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Reviews

“Chang is a complete package as a player — technically assured, colorfully expansive, subtly probing, boldly commanding.”

Jeffrey Kaczmarczyk

Grand Rapids Press

“Chang wasted little time in demonstrating her credentials, the isolated opening episode affording her the opportunity of showing a left hand of enviable alacrity and pure intonation and a bowing arm that navigated strings and created varied dynamics with utter fluency.”

Deon Irish

Cape Times

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“The two parties played with a wonderful mutual awareness, interweaving seamlessly, no doubt much helped by Chang’s physical stage presence. ”

seenandheard-international.com 

“[She] received a Southbank ovation, after delivering a work she has made her own, Bruch’s ‘Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor’.”

Michael Church, The Independent 

“Her gifts are at a level so removed from the rest of us that all we can do is feel the appropriate awe and then wonder on the mysteries of nature. The ancients would certainly have had Ms. Chang emerging fully formed from some Botticellian scallop shell.”

The New York Times 

“Sarah Chang’s interpretation adds so much to the concerto that it becomes a work of art.”

mitFyn.dk 

“It’s not every day that you get to experience a star of Sarah Chang’s calibre.”

Lars Geerdes, Flensborg Avis 

“Chang’s gift of lyricism was apparent in Franck’s Sonata in A Major. From the opening swaying intervals of the Allegretto ben moderato, her tone was introspective, highly varied in weight and in touch, and there was a calm fragility in the lightness of her playing that was heartbreaking. … it was Chang’s carefully turned phrase, a moment of grace and serenity in the Brahms, that I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”

Mercury News 

“The only regret after such a concert was, most likely, the fact that the public have enjoyed the presence and music-making of the famous violinist for only half an hour. But it was a half hour concentration of the entire miraculous essence of the music she played.”

Iulia Popa, iConcert.ro