Artist Bio

Ivan Chan, violin

The Cleveland Plain Dealer asserted that violinist Ivan Chan “…is a musician-leader of prodigious gifts…his tonal sweetness is matched by impeccable taste, purposeful energy, and an unerring sense of phrasing.” Bronze medalist of the Fourth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis and first violinist of the Miami String Quartet from 1995 to 2010, Chan is currently Associate Professor of 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, Ravinia’s Steans Institute, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, Morningside Music Bridge, and Beijing Central Conservatory. In the summer of 2019, Chan will continue his teaching roles at the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute and Kent/Blossom Music Festival. Ivan Chan is Guest Artist-Faculty for the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute’s Young Performers Program and International Program.

2018–2019 Music@Menlo Appearances