Artist Bio

Ivan Chan, violin

The Cleveland Plain Dealer stated, “In Ivan Chan, the group (Miami String Quartet) has a prodigious first violinist whose tonal sweetness is matched by impeccable taste, purposeful energy, and an unerring sense of phrasing.” Bronze medalist of the Third Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Chan was a member of the Miami String Quartet from 1995 to 2010. With the Miami String Quartet, he performed at Music@Menlo in 2005 and 2007. The onset of focal dystonia eventually saw his departure from the MSQ, and he currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer in String Chamber Music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. As a visiting artist, he has taught at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, the Cleveland Institute of Music, and the New York String Orchestra Seminar. In the summer of 2016, he will also be on faculty at Ravinia’s Steans Institute, Morningside Music Bridge, Kent/Blossom, and the Heartland Music Festival. Ivan Chan began studying violin with Thomas Wang in his native Hong Kong and continued with Jascha Brodsky, David Cerone, Jaime Laredo, Felix Galimir (chamber music), and Miriam Fried at the Curtis Institute of Music and Indiana University.

Ivan Chan is Guest Artist-Faculty for the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute’s International Program.