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“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
One of the most remarkable violin prodigies of any generation, Sarah Chang has matured into a young artist whose musical insight, technical virtuosity, and emotional range continue to astonish.
She has performed with such major orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra, led by such conductors as Sir Simon Rattle, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Mariss Jansons, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Riccardo Muti, André Previn, and Michael Tilson.
She has given recitals at the Kennedy Center, Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Symphony Hall (Boston), the Barbican Centre, the Philharmonie (Berlin) and the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam).
Ms. Chang has played chamber music with such artists as Pinchas Zukerman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yefim Bronfman, Martha Argerich, Leif Ove Andsnes, Stephen Kovacevich, Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Lars Vogt and the late Isaac Stern.
Besides winning such prestigious awards as the Avery Fisher Career Grant and Gramophone’s “Young Artist of the Year” award, Ms Chang has had some extraordinary recognition: Yale University has named a chair in Sprague Hall in her honor, in 2006 Newsweek named her as one of the Twenty Top Women in Leadership and, in 2008, she was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
In June 2004 she carried the Olympic Torch in New York, and in the same month became the youngest person ever to receive the Hollywood Bowl's Hall of Fame award. In 2011, Ms. Chang was named an official Artistic Ambassador by the United States Embassy.
pianist Julio Elizalde has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Asia,
and Latin America. He has collaborated with such artists as violinist Pamela
Frank, composers Osvaldo Golijov and Stephen Hough, and members of the
Juilliard, Cleveland, Kronos, and Brentano string quartets. Mr. Elizalde is a
founding member of the New Trio, winner of both the Fischoff and Coleman
National Chamber Music Competitions.
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Concert sponsored by the Diablo Regional Arts Association