Angela Sin Ying Chan
Nationality: Hong Kong
Stage: Final - 2nd Prize
STAGE ONE - SELECTION: Telemann Fantasia no.9; Schubert Grand Duo A Major; Mozart concerto no.4; Bartok Rhapsody No.1
STAGE TWO - SEMIFINAL: J.S. Bach - Violin Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001
STAGE THREE - FINAL: Eugène Ysaÿe, Sonata No. 5 in G major, Op. 27; Niccolo Paganini, Caprice No. 20 in D major
Born in Hong Kong, Angela Chan started playing the violin at the age of 3 under her mother. She continued her violin studies with Michael James Ma, Vera WeiLing Tsu in China, and Shmuel Ashkenasi, Pamela Frank, and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music. With full scholarship granted, she is currently studying with Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory of Music. She is also scholarship recipient of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance fund and the Lin Yao Ji Foundation.
Top prize winner of the Singapore International Violin Competition, Louis Spohr, Shanghai Issac Stern, Harbin, Nomea, and Michael Hill International Competitions. As a soloist, Angela has appeared with numerous orchestras including The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany, China Philharmonic Orchestra, EOS Orchestra of Beijing, and the Hong Kong Symphonia. In 2016, Angela was selected as a soloist to a tour around the states with The Curtis Chamber Orchestra. She has also played in 9 concerts with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in their “2017 Europe Tour”. Angela’s festival appearances as a soloist and chamber musician include Hefeitz Institute of Music as Artist-in-Residence, Verbier Festival Academy, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.