Elizabeth Chang, violinist, enjoys a multi-faceted career as performer, teacher, and arts administrator. Her performing career has taken her to more than twenty countries and her chamber music appearances have included collaborations with many of today's leading artists. She is currently professor of violin at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a member of the violin and viola faculties of the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School.
In addition to her faculty appointments, Ms. Chang is Artistic Director and co-founder of the Lighthouse Chamber Players, co-founder and co-organizer of the Five College New Music Festival, the UMass Amherst Bach Festival and Symposium, and Musique de Chambre en Val Lamartinien (Burgundy, France). She also co-founded the NYU Intensive Quartet Workshop in the summer of 2002 and founded and directed The School for Strings Intensive Chamber Music Workshop from 2003-2007. In recent summers, she has served on the faculties of Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, ARIA International Music Festival, Interharmony Festivals, Vianden International Music Festival and Brancaleoni International Music Festival.
A native New Yorker, Ms. Chang is a graduate of Harvard University and was the recipient of the Presidential Scholar in the Arts Award and the Beebe Fellowship for Study Abroad awarded by New England Conservatory. She was a student of Louise Behrend, Joseph Fuchs, Roman Totenberg, Max Rostal, Leon Kirchner and Luise Vosgerchian.
In April 2021, she will release a CD on Albany Records in collaboration with pianist Steven Beck and cellist Alberto Parrini performing works by Leon Kirchner, Roger Sessions, and Arnold Schönberg.
She performs on a 1701 Goffriller on generous loan from a private patron.