Hana Chang

violin

A young violin phenom, 19-year-old Hana Chang is a laureate of multiple competitions,
including First Prize in the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, Second Prize in the Louis Spohr International Competition, Third Prize and Special Recognition of the Jury in the Prague Spring International Violin Competition, Second Prize in the Beethoven Hradec International Violin Competition, and the Silver Medal at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition with her quartet from the Young Artist Program at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2021, she was awarded the Third Prize and Mozart Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition and Second Prize and the Special Prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work by Ohad Ben-Ari at the inaugural Stuttgart International Violin Competition.

Hana has performed in venues across America, Europe, and Asia in recitals and as a soloist with orchestras including the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony, Philharmonie Baden-Baden, Czech Virtuosi, National Theater Orchestra (Prague), Hunan Symphony, Utah Symphony, Lexington Symphony, Wellesley Symphony Orchestra, and Concord Orchestra. She has also been invited to perform in numerous festivals including the St. Wenceslas Music Festival and the Smetana Litomyšl National Festival in the Czech Republic, the Deer Valley Music Festival and the Rockport Chamber Music Festival in the United States, and the Young Prague International Music Festival, both in the Czech Republic and in Japan. She has performed in masterclasses at the Kronberg Academy, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, and the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, as well as for professors including Christian Tetzlaff, Julia Fischer, Ana Chumachenco, Augustin Hadelich, Gerhard Schulz, and Rainer Schmidt.

A former student of Ida Kavafian at the Curtis Institute of Music and currently studying with Janine Jansen at the Haute École de Musique Valais-Wallis, Hana plays on a 1647 Nicolo Amati violin kindly on loan from the Rin Collection in Singapore and a fine Giovanni Battista Guadagnini violin kindly loaned by a generous patron through J & A Beare and the Beare’s International Violin Society as the prize of the 1st Stuttgart International Violin Competition.