Sarah Chang
Violinist
Sarah Chang
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.
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1690 'Auer' Stradivarius Returns to Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, with Vadim Gluzman and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Huffington Post - 26 days
By Christopher Johnson, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, January 27, 2017 Vadim Gluzman, the Ukrainian-born Israeli violinist whose recent gig with the Chicago Symphony won rave reviews, joins the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for its next concert at Carnegie Hall, on February 4. The program features two headline events: the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto--a first for Orpheus--played on the instrument it was written for, and the New York première of a new piece by Michael Hersch, one of our most compelling younger composers, who is having a banner year. Gluzman will use the 1690 Stradivarius once owned by Leopold Auer, the Russian titan whose playing inspired Tchaikovsky in the first place. Unfortunately, Tchaikovsky was so inspired that he wrote at white heat and published the piece with a dedication to Auer, without waiting for Auer's permission. Auer, miffed at having his name attached to a piece that he felt was almost unplayable, refused to touch it for the next fifteen years, never ...
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U.S. Citizen pleads guilty to traveling to Thailand to engage in sexually explicit conduct with minors
Hawaii Reporter - over 2 years
US District Court - Hawaii REPORT FROM THE US ATTORNEY - WASHINGTON – A U.S. citizen residing in Thailand pleaded guilty today to one count of sexually exploiting a minor before U.S. Magistrate Judge Richard L. Puglisi of the District of Hawaii. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Florence T. Nakakuni of the District of Hawaii made the announcement. Ronny Lee Waldrip, 63, traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii on Feb. 13, 2012. Upon his arrival in Honolulu, law enforcement discovered Waldrip brought a laptop computer that contained photos and videos depicting minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, including videos of Waldrip engaging in sexually explicit conduct with minor females. According to admissions in his plea agreement, from May 2010 through October 2011, Waldrip used a hidden camera to record his sexually explicit conduct with minor females in Thailand. The minor victims named in the indict ...
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CT Hornets 12U Softball Team Wins Championship in Maryland
Branford Patch - over 4 years
The CT Hornets 12U Travel Softball Team played in Hagerstown, Maryland this past weekend, compiling a win - loss record of 5 - 0 to capture the 2012 Summer Sizzler Tournament Championship.  In the final game they defeated Pennsylvania's Cumberland County Magic by a score of 8 to 6.  Pictured in the team photo are Delilha DeStefano, Danielle Nordyk, Emily Bacal, Sara Kelly, Olivia Datre, Emily Drezek, Fallon Speers, Sara Chung, Hannah Hutchison, Tori Gustafson, and Amanda King.
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Classical violin with a Tango twist
CNN - almost 5 years
Classical violinist Sarah Chang takes her Argentinean Tango inspiration onto the stage.
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Classical musician finds tango in Buenos Aires
CNN - almost 5 years
American Sarah Chang is one of the world's greatest violinists. She traveled to Buenos Aires to swap the formality of classical music for the passion of tango.
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Kumar: Politics? It's an option - AsiaOne
Google News - over 5 years
POLITICS is something he will consider in the future, but only if he gets to keep his waist-long hair, said iconic drag performer Kumar. "Let's see. Maybe that's the next thing when (Singaporeans) reach a certain level
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Class Act: There's more music to be heard - Pasadena Star-News
Google News - over 5 years
Sarah Chang will be the soloist in Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto. 714-755-5799; www.pacificsymphony.org The Colburn Orchestra, flagship ensemble of one of the nation's premiere music schools, will play all five of its free concerts this season at
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Symphony to Open in Style - Newport Beach Independent Newspaper
Google News - over 5 years
Pacific Symphony's 2011-2012 classical season kicks off with pomp and more than a little circumstance as one of classical music's true superstars, Sarah Chang, will perform Mendelssohn's vibrant and soul-stirring Violin Concerto as the centerpiece of
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More drivers confess to speeding past amber light - AsiaOne
Google News - over 5 years
Motorists who drive through amber lights at road junctions have topped a list of road-safety concerns here, based on the results of an annual survey released yesterday. The poll showed that 71 per cent of drivers admitted going though an
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Updated mask to help users breathe easier - AsiaOne
Google News - over 5 years
FILIPINO assistant nursing officer Sandy Bugawa remembers the discomfort of having to wear the protective N95 face mask at work daily during the Sars outbreak in 2003 and the H1N1 outbreak in 2009. The 39-year-old told my paper yesterday
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'People were walking around like zombies' - AsiaOne
Google News - over 5 years
SINGAPORE ceramic sculptor Wee Hong Ling was one of the 713 Singaporeans who were in New York 10 years ago, on Sept 11. Ten years on, Dr Wee - who was barely 3km away from Ground Zero that day - relates her experience to SARAH CHANG in a
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Led by Chang, girls golf eager for success - Napa Valley Register
Google News - over 5 years
American Canyon High golfer Sarah Chang qualified for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet last season. Vince D'Adamo photo Last season, the American Canyon High girls golf team was blessed with having former LPGA player Jessica Reese-Quayle impart
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Wolves ready for full slate of varsity action - Napa Valley Register
Google News - over 5 years
American Canyon High golfer Sarah Chang qualified for the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Masters meet last season. Vince D'Adamo photo American Canyon High's athletic program is essentially like a child learning to ride a bicycle without training wheels
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Chang won't open Schubert Club season - Pioneer Press
Google News - over 5 years
Violinist Sarah Chang and the Schubert Club couldn't reach resolution on what she would perform at the opening concert of the Schubert Club's 2011-12 International Artist Series on Oct. 4. So gracing the Ordway Center stage instead will be sisters
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Presidential hopefuls 'changed stance' - AsiaOne
Google News - over 5 years
Minister for Law and Foreign Affairs K. Shanmugam said yesterday that he has detected a "significant shift" in the way the four presidential hopefuls are positioning themselves in order to win over voters. "There has been a greater
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Historic 4 to run for President - AsiaOne
Google News - over 5 years
FOR the first time in Singapore history, four candidates are eligible to run for Singapore's third elected presidency. The Presidential Election Committee (PEC) yesterday awarded four certificates of eligibility
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Body found after Shenton Way fire - AsiaOne
Google News - over 5 years
A FIRE gutted a sixth-floor office unit of a Shenton Way building yesterday morning, killing a person within. The charred body, believed to be that of a woman, was found when a team of Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
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E-mail about bold theft at mall's toilet a hoax - AsiaOne
Google News - over 5 years
An e-mail has been circulating in Singapore recently, warning recipients of an apparent handbag theft in a washroom of an OG department store. The e-mail outlines the experience of a woman whose handbag was stolen while she was in a
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Tan clan federation endorses Tony Tan - AsiaOne
Google News - over 5 years
PRESIDENTIAL hopeful Tony Tan has been endorsed by the Federation of Tan Clan Associations, which has over 10000 members, in his bid to become Singapore's third elected president. The federation's secretarygeneral, Mr Tan Lian Ker,
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sarah Chang
    TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Chang has already been promoting and supporting childhood musical education for many years. She has also been a cultural ambassador for the U.S.; for instance, she was invited to play in North Korea's capital, Pyongyang, with a South Korean orchestra in 2002. Chang has received a number of awards, including:
  • 2010
    Age 28
    She performed at the Hollywood Bowl in August 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Chang plays the 1717 Guarneri del Gesù violin, which she received through the late Isaac Stern, and uses a variety of bows: she has said that she prefers a Pajeot for Mozart and Bach; a Sartory for the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius concerti; and two Dominique Peccattes for other music. Chang has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, orchestras in London, England, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Additionally, she has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the NHK Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestra, the Washington National Symphony Orchestra, the Oslo Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Melbourne Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the Honolulu Symphony, and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others.
    Chang made an appearance at the University of Southern California in March 2010, where she played Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26.
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    In the February 12, 2010 program, she held her recital at the Barbican Hall in London.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    On March 27 and 28 2008 she played for San Antonio, Texas audiences at the Majestic Theater, a performance which was preceded by an appearance (to meet and inspire young as well as seasoned musicians at no charge) at Antonio Strad Violin in the same city.
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    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 22
    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.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, Yale University dedicated a chair in Sprague Hall in Chang's name. Following this, Chang toured for a year with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in a Sextet programme of summer festivals leading to a concert at the Berlin Philharmonie. Chang played a recital at Carnegie Hall on April 7 2007, accompanied by the British pianist Ashley Wass.
  • 2002
    Age 20
    In 2002, she performed in Pyongyang, North Korea.
    More Details Hide Details Chang commented: "The concert was full of government officials. Every single last seat. It was invitation only, but it was an unbelievable experience. Frightening and exhilarating at the same time. And I just thought about how lucky I am. I am so fortunate to be a musician, and at that moment, I genuinely felt that music is the one and only universal language."
  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 17
    Following her 1999 high school graduation in New Jersey, she returned to Juilliard for university and studied with DeLay.
    More Details Hide Details Chang learned from a family environment to naturally speak Korean. She is also fluent in German. Due to her musical accomplishments, Chang is among a very small number of professional figures recognized as a child prodigy. Her mother trained her to play one-finger melodies on the piano at age 3. For her fourth birthday, she was given a 1/16-sized violin. At age 8, she auditioned alongside Zubin Mehta and Riccardo Muti, who worked with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Both granted her immediate engagements.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1991
    Age 9
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Chang quickly rose to fame and became known on an international scale, performing up to 150 concerts a year. At the age of 17, she asked for a three-month break; this opportunity did not come until she turned 20 years old. In 2006, Newsweek ranked her as one of the Top Eight Achieving Females in the United States. In the interview accompanying the feature, she commented: "I think having a career at such an early age kept me focused. We schedule at least two to three years in advance in the classical industry. I felt so grounded and so grateful to already know what it was that I wanted to do with my life."
  • 1989
    Age 7
    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.
    More Details Hide Details A former student and assistant to DeLay, Hyo Kang, also provided training to Chang.
  • 1986
    Age 4
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Chang spent her weekends attending music classes at Juilliard and shopping in New York City with her parents.
  • 1980
    Age -2
    Born on December 10, 1980.
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