Elizabeth Chang, violinist, has established a multifaceted career as performer, teacher, and arts administrator. She has given solo recitals throughout the United States as well as in Europe and South America, and she has appeared as soloist with orchestras both in the U.S. and in Europe. She is currently a faculty member of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School.
A native New Yorker, Ms. Chang’s primary teachers were Louise Behrend, Joseph Fuchs, Roman Totenberg, and Max Rostal. She is a graduate of Harvard University and was the recipient of the Presidential Scholar in the Arts Award and the Beebe Fellowship for Study Abroad awarded by New England Conservatory.
Ms. Chang is Artistic Director and founding member of the Lighthouse Chamber Players, a chamber music festival on Cape Cod. In recent summers she has participated in the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, the Vianden International Music Festival, the Interharmony Festival, the Aria International Music Festival.
Ms. Chang was formerly an Artist Faculty member of New York University and of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She co-founded the NYU Intensive Quartet Workshop in the summer of 2002 and founded and directed The School for Strings Intensive Chamber Music Workshop from 2003-2007. She is also co-organizer of the Five College New Music Festival, a biannual event that took place for the third time in September 2013 in Amherst, Massachusetts. In 2012 she co-founded the Saone-et-Loire Chamber Music Festival in Burgundy, France.