Jessica Chang, Viola
Taiwanese-American violist Jessica Chang is passionate about building communities through technology and music for all. Following her graduate studies at The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, she has been broadcast on NPR’s “Performance Today”; performed at festivals including the Perlman Chamber Music Workshop, Prussia Cove, Aspen, Tanglewood, Verbier, and Taos; featured as a teaching artist with Project 440 and the Savannah Music Festival; and founded Chamber Music by the Bay, a series that brings interactive concerts and programs to over 1,600 youth throughout the San Francisco Bay Area annually. She has also served as violist of the Afiara Quartet, Quartet-in-Residence at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and visiting faculty at The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. Jessica is a graduate of Yale University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors and distinction. Her teachers have included Misha Amory, Michael Tree, Roberto Díaz, Steven Tenenbom, Heidi Castleman, Daniel Panner, Jenny Rudin, Jesse Levine, and Jodi Levitz. After a decade of surviving solid East Coast winters Jessica recently relocated to San Francisco, where she maintains a private teaching studio, performs, and serves as the Director of Chamber Music at California Music Preparatory Academy.