Sarah Chang

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Sarah Chang (born December 10, 1980) is a Korean American violinist.

Sarah Chang
Background information
BornDecember 10, 1980
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
LabelsEMI Classics

Biography[change | change source]

Chang was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her mother was a composer and her father was a violinist. She started at the Julliard School at age five. Her mentor was the violinist Isaac Stern.

Chang can be viewed as a child prodigy due to her abilities.[1]

She began working with the New York Philharmonic at age 8 under Zubin Mehta. She made her first album Debut in 1991, which was a classical best-seller. Since then she become famous and performed in concert halls worldwide.

In 2002, Chang gave a performance in North Korea. She has also been a cultural ambassador for the U.S.[2]

Chang's discography includes about a dozen CDs. Her repertoire includes works by Pablo de Sarasate, Edward Elgar, Nicolo Paganini, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Camille Saint-Saëns: Felix Mendelssohn, Jean Sibelius, Richard Strauss, Dmitri Shostakovich, Antonio Vivaldi, Max Bruch and others.[3]

Instruments[change | change source]

Chang plays several violins and owns the 1717 Guarneri del Gesu by the Cremonese luthier, Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesù.

Awards[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Sarah Chang Aims to Cast Off Prodigy Label". koreatimes. 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  2. "Sarah Chang: Playing in Pyongyang -". Retrieved 2022-06-04.
  3. "Sarah Chang » Discography". Retrieved 2022-06-04.