Angela Chan

“Chan plays her violin lovingly, with graceful movements and a nice variety of vibrato…in fact, I noticed even her slowest, narrowest vibrato was noticeably beautiful.” (Laurie Niles)

Praised for her sensitivity and incredible tone, Chinese violinist Angela Sin Ying Chan has found success both as a soloist and a chamber musician. Top prize winner of the Louis Spohr, Issac Stern International Competition, Harbin International, Nomea, and Michael Hill International Competitions, and founder of the AYA piano trio, she is fast emerging as one of the most unique and polished violinists of her generation.

As a soloist, Angela has appeared with numerous orchestras including The Staatskapelle Weimar Orchestra of Germany, China Philharmonic Orchestra, EOS Orchestra of Beijing, and the Hong Kong Symphonia. In 2016, She was selected as a soloist to a tour around the states with The Curtis Chamber Orchestra. Angela has also played in 9 concerts with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra in their “2017 Europe Tour”. Chan has held many recitals in various cities such as Philadelphia, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shenzhen, and Xiamen.

As an active chamber musician, Angela has collaborated with world famous artists such as Nobuko Imai, Peter Wiley, Tien-Tsin Cindy Wu, Gary Hoffman, etc. As the violinist of the AYA piano trio, the trio has won first prize of the WDAV Chamber Music Competition and Yellow Spring Chamber Competition. AYA piano trio is currently represented by Jean Schreiber Management.

Chan’s festival appearances as a soloist and chamber musician include Hefeitz Institute of Music as Artist-in-Residence, Verbier Festival Academy, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.

Born in Hong Kong, Angela started playing the violin at the age of 3 under her mother. She continued her violin studies with Michael James Ma, Vera WeiLing Tsu in China, and Shmuel Ashkenasi, Pamela Frank, and Aaron Rosand at the Curtis Institute of Music. With full scholarship granted, she is currently studying with Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory of Music. Ms. Chan is also scholarship recipient of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance fund and the Lin Yao Ji Foundation.