Born in Taipei, Taiwan
Winner, Queen Sophia International Violin Competition, Spain, age 17. Concert debuts, New York's Mostly Mozart Festival with David Zinman, Philadelphia Orchestra with Eugene Ormandy, and London Symphony with André Previn. Soloist, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, English Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Chamber performances with Isaac Stern, Yo-Yo Ma, Jaime Laredo, Yefim Bronfman, Lynn Harrell, Emanuel Ax. Recorded major concerto, recital, and chamber music repertoire on Sony Classical, Ondine, Naxos, and BIS. Awards: Stereo Review Record of the Year, Gramophone Record of the Year, Grammy nominations. Music Director of La Jolla SummerFest. Founder of Taipei International Music Festival. Judge, Indianapolis and Sibelius Competitions.
Degrees and Studies
Violin with Sylvia Lee, Taiwan; Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Australia, with Robert Pikler; B.M., Juilliard, student of Dorothy DeLay.