Sarah chang

Sarah Chang is living proof that child prodigies can develop into fully-fledged artists. The daughter of two Korean musicians, she started learning the violin at the age of four and rose to international prominence before her teens, performing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 with Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic in 1988. She later joined the Juilliard class of the legendary Dorothy DeLay, following the footsteps of Itzhak Perlman, Midori, Gidon Kremer and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. Although not yet into her forties, Chang has been an international soloist for over two decades, appearing with the world's greatest orchestras across the world. She has also developed a career in chamber music, playing in small festivals and recording with other high-profile soloists. Never short of masterly mentors, Isaac Stern helped her choose the 1717 Guarneri 'del Gesù' that she currently plays on.