Popper Cello Concerto: I. Allegro Moderato, Alex Chang; Part 2
  • Classical music Alex Chang, 16, has been studying cello since the age of 9. He was recognized as a gifted child by Gifted Child Society at 6 and amazed his piano and cello teachers with a surprising capacity for fast learning and his unusual ability to interpret classical music from an early age. Described by The Julliard Schools Dr. Ann Alton to posses the rare ability to channel the extra degree of electricity that moves the listener, Alex was accepted in 2006 to the Pre-College Division of The Juilliard School, where he is currently studying under Dr. Alton as a scholarship student. Alex also studied with Jun Jensen, Madeleine Golz and the late Ardyth Alton. An aspiring professional musician, Alex has earned accolades in numerous competitions including the New York Music Competition, the Associated Music Teachers League Scholarship Awards Competition, the Honors Competition of Thurnauer Music School and the Golden Key Music Festival. During the summer of 2009, Alex won the Best Concerto Award from Lake Placid String Festival with Dvoraks Cello Concerto in B minor. In 2009, he was honored as the Alternate Winner in the Ensemble 212 Young Artist Competitions cello selection piece, Tchaikovskys Variations on a Rococo Theme. Alex has performed at prestigious venues including Lincoln Centers Paul Recital Hall, Morse Recital Hall and the Peter J. Sharp Theater for orchestral concerts, chamber concerts and solo recitals. Alex has also performed in New York Citys Steinway Hall as a finalist ...

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