Violinist Sarah Chang is recognized the world over as one of classical music’s most captivating and gifted performers. One of the most remarkable prodigies of any generation, she has matured into a young artist whose musical insight, technical virtuosity, and emotional range continue to astonish. Appearing in the music capitals of Asia, Europe and the Americas, she has collaborated with most major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, the Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra amongst others.Among the esteemed conductors with whom she has worked are Daniel Barenboim, Sir Colin Davis, Gustavo Dudamel, Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Leonard Slatkin, Michael Tilson Thomas and David Zinman. Notable recital engagements have included her Carnegie Hall debut and performances at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Symphony Hall in Boston, the Barbican Centre in London, the Philharmonie in Berlin as well as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She has reached an even wider audience through her many television appearances, concert broadcasts and best-selling recordings for EMI Classics. The remarkable accomplishments of her career were recognized in 1999 when she received the Avery Fisher Prize, one of the most prestigious awards given to instrumentalists.As a chamber musician, Ms. Chang has collaborated with such artists as Pinchas Zukerman, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Yefim Bronfman, Martha Argerich, Leif Ove Andsnes, Stephen Kovacevich, Yo-Yo Ma, Lynn Harrell, Lars Vogt and the late Isaac Stern. In 2005/06 Ms Chang toured with members of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Concertgebouw Orchestra with a Sextet programme in summer festivals leading to a concert at the Berlin Philharmonie.Last season Ms. Chang performed with the Berlin Philharmonic (with which she recorded Prokofiev’s and Shostakovich’s first violin concertos under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle), London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg, Danish Radio Orchestra, as well as with the New York Philharmonic, Pittsburgh Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony, among others.This season she has toured the USA with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, which concluded with a performance at Carnegie Hall. Other orchestras she has worked with this season include the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. In the Spring a major recital tour of the USA and Europe will include performances at the Carnegie Hall, New York, and the National Concert Hall, Dublin.Ms. Chang records exclusively for EMI Classics. Her widely lauded recordings include “Fire and Ice”, an album of popular shorter works for violin and orchestra, with Placido Domingo conducting the Berlin Philharmonic, a disc of chamber music for strings (Dvorak’s Sextet and Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence”) with current and former members of the Berlin Philharmonic, and the Dvorak Violin Concerto with the London Symphony and Sir Colin Davis, along with the Dvorak Piano Quintet (with Leif Ove Andsnes, Alex Kerr, Georg Faust and Wolfram Christ). She has also recorded a CD of French sonatas by Ravel, Saint-Saens and Franck, in collaboration with pianist Lars Vogt. Last season Ms. Chang recorded Prokofiev’s and Shostakovich’s first violin concertos live with the Berlin Philharmonic under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle and this season recorded Vivaldi’s Four Seasons with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.Born in Philadelphia to Korean parents, Sarah Chang began her violin studies at age 4 and promptly enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music, where she studied with the late Dorothy DeLay. Within a year she had already performed with several orchestras in the Philadelphia area. Her early auditions, at age 8, for Zubin Mehta and Riccardo Muti led to immediate engagements with the New York Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra.Ms. Chang has appeared on numerous television and radio programs throughout Europe, North America and the Far East. Along with Pete Sampras and Wynton Marsalis, she is a featured artist in Movado’s global advertising campaign “The Art of Time”.In 2005, Yale University named a chair in Sprague Hall in honor of Ms. Chang. In June 2004, she was given the honor of running with the Olympic Torch in New York, and became the youngest person ever to receive the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame award. She is a past recipient of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Gramophone’s “Young Artist of the Year” award, Germany’s “Echo” Schallplattenpreis, “Newcomer of the Year” honours at the International Classical Music Awards in London, and Korea’s “Nan Pa” award. In July 2005 she was awarded the Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana Prize.