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Sarah Chang is widely lauded as one of today’s great violinists. She enrolled in the New York Juilliard School at the age of 6 and debuted with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8 playing Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 1 under world famous conductor Zubin Mehta.
Ms. Chang has gone on to record 20 studio albums––some in collaboration with such greats as the Spanish virtuoso tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo and the American trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis––alongside live performances with renowned artists such as pianist Martha Argerich and cellist Yo Yo Ma. She tours globally throughout the year from the US to the Far East.
Ms. Chang’s awards are too numerous to list. Musical awards include: Germany’s “Echo” Schallplattenpreis; Italy’s Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana Prize; Korea’s Hong Nan Pa Memorial Award; Gramophone’s “Young Artist of the Year” award; and London’s Newcomer of the Year International Classical Musical Award. Yale Sprague Hall dedicated a chair in her name. Ms. Chang was also honored as one of the 20 Top Women in Newsweek Magazine’s “Women and Leadership, 20 Powerful Women Take Charge” issue in 2006, as a Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum (WEF), and as the youngest person ever to receive the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame award.
Ms. Chang shares her perspective on the role of the arts in personal development and her lifelong commitment to broader societal issues and ethical responsibility through an intensive conversation about her musical trajectory and numerous other engagements.
Welcome to my conversation with renowned violinist Sarah Chang.