Sarah Chang Violin Recital
Virtuoso violinist Sarah Chang comes to Macau for a rare one-night engagement at the Macau Cultural Centre. Commonly regarded as one of the finest violinists in the world, Chang has been collaborating with the finest orchestras of Europe, America and Asia since she was a small child.
Born in Philidelphia to musically accomplished Korean-American parents, Chang was recognised as a genuine musical prodigy before she began kindergarten. She began playing the violin at age four, was studying at the prestigious Julliard School of Music by five, performed as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at eight, and recorded her first album, Debut, in 1991 at the age of 10.
Needless to say, the promise of her early years has given way to a highly esteemed classical music career in adulthood. Chang’s many accomplishments were recognised in 1999 with the Avery Fisher Prize, one of American classical music’s most prestigious awards given to instrumentalists. She is one just three women to have won the prize.
For her concert at the Cultural Centre, Chang is accompanied by the American pianist Andrew von Oeyen, a piano prodigy of near equal pedigree. Together they perform the romantic Brahms Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor and César Franck's Violin and Piano Sonata in A major – a work beloved for the sublime dialogue between piano and violin in its final movement. The duo also performs the Macau premiere of Fantasy, by the American composer Christopher Theofanidis, a work specially composed for Sarah Chang.
Tickets: (853) 8797 7713; www.ccm.gov.mo.