Friday, July 17, 2020

Matthew Chang | 2nd Prize | Violin | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Matthew Chang is a rising tenth grader at Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. He started playing violin at age 6 with Mr. Elmer Su. He is actively involved in his school orchestra, serving as its concertmaster. Outside of school, he has been a member of the Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra (PVRSO) since age 7, currently its associate concertmaster. He has received 1st place prizes for violin performances including the American String Teachers Association Greater LA Finals Competition, the California Association of Professional Music Teachers Concerto State Finals, the Music Teachers National Association State level competition, the Lansum International Music Festival, and 1st place alternate in the Music Teachers’ Association of California VOCE State Finals, among others. He is also a gold medal winner in the Southern California Junior Bach Festival Complete Works Audition. He has performed as a violin soloist with the PVRSO, Palisades Symphony, Loma Linda University Church Orchestra, Bellflower Symphony, and Beach Cities Symphony. He was featured as a soloist at the Redlands Bowl and Carnegie Hall as a competition winner. He is a scholarship recipient of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Westside Committee and Music Teachers' Association of California and was honored to be a member of NYO2 in 2019 and 2020.

Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005, Largo by J. S. Bach, 3:41,
Sonata No. 3 in C Major BWV 1005, Allegro assai by J. S. Bach, 2:53,
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K.219, I. Allegro aperto by W. A. Mozart, 7:59,