David Chan was born in San Diego, Calif., and is a concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and an active soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He made his Carnegie Hall debut during the 2002-03 season performing Brahms’s Double Concerto with cellist Rafael Figueroa and the MET Orchestra conducted by James Levine. At the age of 17 he won a top prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, and he made his New York debut at Avery Fisher Hall in 1995, performing Paganini’s Concerto No. 2 under Hugh Wolff. He has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, and the Far East, appearing as a soloist with orchestras including the Moscow State Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Taiwan National Symphony, Aspen Chamber Symphony, and San Diego, Indianapolis, Richmond, Springfield, and Northbrook symphonies. He also appears frequently as a guest artist at the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, as well as at the Seattle Chamber Music Festival and La Jolla’s SummerFest.
Equally active as a conductor, he serves as music director of the Montclair Orchestra in New Jersey and of Camerata Notturna in New York City. His appearances as a guest conductor include l'Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège in Belgium, the Malta Philharmonic, and l'Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne in France. He is the artistic director of the Musique et Vin au Clos Vougeot festival, which he co-founded in 2008, in the Burgundy region of France. He holds a BA degree from Harvard University and a MM degree from Juilliard, and studied with Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, and Michael Tseitlin. He joined the faculty at Juilliard in 2006.