- Violin, Chamber Music
Born in USA
Appointed first violinist of the Juilliard String Quartet, 2011. Honors: First Prize, Concert Artists Guild International Competition, 1996; named a Presidential Scholar in the Arts the same year. In 1999 became the youngest musician ever to receive the Pro Musicis International Award. Prizewinner, Hannover International Violin Competition (2000); first prize at the inaugural Michael Hill World Violin Competition, New Zealand (2001). An active soloist, has appeared with the Boston Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, Sapporo Symphony, Taiwan National Symphony, Auckland Philharmonia, and Ukraine National Philharmonic, among others. Founding member, Formosa String Quartet, which won first prize and the Amadeus Prize at the 2006 London International String Quartet Competition; chamber music appearances include the Ravinia and Marlboro Music Festivals, Seattle Chamber Music Society, and the Tucson Winter Festival. Recordings include the works of Korngold and Busoni on Naxos, and the unaccompanied works of Bach and Ysaÿe on Fine N&F. Studied Chinese music in Beijing as a Fulbright scholar (2004). Assistant professor, Cornell U., 2007-11.
Degrees and Studies
Early studies in Juilliard's Pre-College Division; graduated from Harvard U., magna cum laude, in 2000.