Aspen Music Festival And School

Sarah Chang Back To Performers

Instrumental Focus

  • violin

Sarah Chang is recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, having 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 eight, Ms. Chang has continued to impress audiences with her technical virtuosity and refined emotional depth. In 2006, Ms. Chang was listed in the 20 Top Women in Newsweek’s “Women and Leadership,” and in 2008 Ms. Chang was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2012, Sarah Chang received the Harvard University Leadership Award, and in 2005, Yale University dedicated a chair in Sprague Hall in her name. In 2004, Ms. Chang carried the Olympic Torch in New York for the Olympic games, became the youngest person ever to receive the Hollywood Bowl’s Hall of Fame award, and was awarded Internazionale Accademia Musicale Chigiana Prize in Sienna, Italy. Other distinctions include an Avery Fisher Career Grant, Gramophone’s Young Artist of the Year award, Germany’s Echo Schallplattenpreis, Newcomer of the Year honors at the International Classical Music Awards in London, and Korea’s Nan Pa award. In 2011, Ms. Chang was named an official Artistic Ambassador by the United States Department of State. Ms. Chang is an alumna of the AMFS.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO