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Sarah Chang

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National Portrait Gallery
Exhibition Label
Born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The daughter of classical musicians, Sarah Chang took up the violin as a hobby at the age of four. By the next year, she was already under the tutelage of Dorothy DeLay from New York’s Juilliard School of Music. Invited by the conductor Zubin Mehta, she debuted as a guest soloist with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight and earned a standing ovation for the talent she displayed. Since then, Chang has performed worldwide with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Toronto Symphony, the Orchestre National de France, and dozens of other highly regarded organizations. Chang has received multiple honors and served as an Artistic Ambassador on behalf of the U.S. Department of State.
Jesse Frohman photographed Chang for a feature story in the April 1994 issue of Town & Country magazine that focused on her musician’s life as a child prodigy.
Nacida en Filadelfia, Pensilvania
Hija de músicos clásicos, Sarah Chang adoptó el violín como pasatiempo a la edad de cuatro años. Al año siguiente ya estaba bajo la tutela de Dorothy DeLay, de la Escuela de Música Juilliard en Nueva York. A invitación del director orquestal Zubin Mehta, Chang debutó como solista invitada con la Filarmónica de Nueva York a la edad de ocho años y su talento puso al público de pie para aplaudirla. Desde entonces se ha presentado en el mundo entero con la Filarmónica de Los Ángeles, la Sinfónica de Toronto, la Orquesta Nacional de Francia y docenas de otras prestigiosas organizaciones. Chang ha recibido múltiples honores y ha sido Embajadora Artística representando al Departamento de Estado.
Jesse Frohman fotografió a Chang para un artículo en la revista Town & Country, número de abril de 1994, que trataba de su vida en la música como niña prodigio.
Jesse Frohman (nacido en 1958)
Impresión por inyección de tinta, c. 1994 (impresa en 2016)
Donación de Jesse Frohman
Jesse Frohman, born 1958
Sarah Chang, born 1980
c. 1994 (printed 2016)
Credit Line
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Jesse Frohman
Inkjet print
Image: 55.8 × 45.2 cm (21 15/16 × 17 13/16")
Sheet: 62.3 × 53.5 cm (24 1/2 × 21 1/16")
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Object number
Sarah Chang: American\Asian American
Music\Musical instrument\Violin
Sarah Chang: Female
Sarah Chang: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician
Sarah Chang: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Violinist
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© Jesse Frohman