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VC YOUNG ARTIST | Hana Chang, 19 — Stuttgart Violin Competition 2nd Prize Winner

19-year-old Hana Chang is quickly building an impressive career as a soloist and competition winner

 

A laureate of multiple competitions, Hana Chang has won First Prize in the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, Second Prize in the Louis Spohr International Competition and Beethoven Hradec International Violin Competition, Third Prize in the Prague Spring International Violin Competition, and the Silver Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition.

In 2021, she was awarded the Third Prize and Mozart Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition. In that same year, she was awarded Second Prize and the Special Prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work by Ohad Ben-Ari at the inaugural Stuttgart International Violin Competition.

She has appeared as a soloist with orchestras including the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony, Philharmonie Baden-Baden, Czech Virtuosi, National Theater Orchestra (Prague), Hunan Symphony, and Utah Symphony.

Hana has performed in numerous festivals including the St. Wenceslas Music Festival and the Smetana Litomyšl National Festival in the Czech Republic, the Deer Valley Music Festival and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival in the United States, and the Young Prague International Music Festival, both in the Czech Republic and in Japan.

Most recently, she performed at the inaugural Vevey Spring Classic Festival together with inspiring musicians including Daniel Müller-Schott, Janine Jansen, Nils Mönkemeyer, and Francesco Piemontesi.

A former student of Ida Kavafian at the Curtis Institute of Music, she is currently studying with Janine Jansen at the Haute École de Musique Valais-Wallis. She will begin her studies with Christian Tetzlaff at the Kronberg Academy in the fall.

Hana plays on a 1647 Nicolo Amati violin kindly on loan from the Rin Collection in Singapore and a fine Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin kindly loaned by a generous patron through J & A Beare and the Beare’s International Violin Society as the prize of the inaugural Stuttgart International Violin Competition.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST HANA CHANG | SCHUMANN | ROMANCE OP. 94 NO. 2 | STUTTGART COMPETITION | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST HANA CHANG | KREISLER | RECITATIVO AND SCHERZO CAPRICE, OP. 6 | STUTTGART COMPETITION | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST HANA CHANG | OHAD BEN ARI | APOPLEXY | STUTTGART COMPETITION | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST HANA CHANG | ERNST | GRAND CAPRICE ON SCHUBERT'S DER ERLKÖNIG D.328 | MENUHIN COMPETITION | 2021

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST HANA CHANG | PIANIST LORENA TECU | KREISLER | VIENNESE RHAPSODIC FANTASIETTA | MENUHIN COMPETITION | 2021

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