Recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, Sarah Chang has performed with the most esteemed orchestras, conductors and accompanists in an international career spanning more than two decades. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 8, Chang has continued to impress audiences with her technical virtuosity and refined emotional depth.
Highlights from Chang’s recent and upcoming seasons, have included performances with such North American orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Cleveland Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Houston Symphony, Detroit Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and New Jersey 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, Chang’s European engagements have taken her to 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, 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.
In 2006, Chang was honored as one of Newsweek Magazine’s “20 Powerful Women Take Charge” issue and in 2008, she was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for her professional achievements, commitment to society and potential in shaping the future of the world. In 2011, Chang was named an official Artistic Ambassador by the United States Department of State.
In 2012, Chang received the Harvard University Leadership Award and in 2005, Yale University dedicated a chair in Sprague Hall in her name. For the June 2004 Olympic games, Chang had the honor of running with the Olympic Torch in New York—the same month, she became the youngest person ever to receive the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame award.