Sarah Chang

Born Dec 10, 1981

Sarah Chang is an American violinist. Her debut came in 1989 with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Shortly thereafter, Chang was recognized as a child prodigy. She enrolled at Juilliard School to study music, graduating in 1999 and continuing university studies. During the 1990s and 2000s, Chang had major roles including being a soloist with the New York Philharmonic.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Sarah Chang.


1980 Birth Born on December 10, 1980.
1986 5 Years Old In 1986, when Chang was 5 years old, she auditioned for and was accepted to the Juilliard School by performing the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor. … Read More
1989 8 Years Old In 1989, she began working with Dorothy DeLay at her studio in New York where her father had received his musical lessons, and at the Aspen Music Festival and School. … Read More
1991 10 Years Old In 1991, when Chang was 10 years old, she recorded her first album, Debut; it was released by EMI Classics on August 18, 1992 and quickly reached the Billboard chart of classical best-sellers. … Read More


1999 18 Years Old Following her 1999 high school graduation in New Jersey, she returned to Juilliard for university and studied with DeLay. … Read More


2002 21 Years Old In 2002, she performed in Pyongyang, North Korea. … Read More
2004 23 Years Old Chang took part in watchmaker Movado's global advertising campaign "The Art of Time" with Pete Sampras and composer Wynton Marsalis. For the 2004 Olympics, she was selected to carry the Olympic Torch in New York. … Read More
2008 27 Years Old 1 More Event
She has continued to perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Esa-Pekka Salonen and make appearances with the former at both the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall throughout 2008.
2009 28 Years Old From May 2009 to June 2010, she held recital tours across Europe, North America and Asia with pianist Andrew von Oeyen; a July 2010 recording of the two was eventually released.
In the February 12, 2010 program, she held her recital at the Barbican Hall in London.


2011 30 Years Old In January 2011, Sarah Chang was interviewed by Evan Solomon of Power & Politics (CBC) where it was revealed that she had been appointed by President Obama to the Presidential Commission on Russian Relations, and also was taking on a new role as State Department Special Cultural Envoy. … Read More
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