November 18, 2018 at 4pm

Musco Center Presents

Sarah Chang, Violin

and Julio Elizalde, Piano

Worldwide violin prodigy Sarah Chang performs with

critically acclaimed pianist Julio Elizalde 

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ORANGE, Calif. – Technically superior with a reputation for emotional connection, violinist Sarah Chang is a child prodigy turned worldwide star. She will make her Musco Center for the Arts debut accompanied by pianist Julio Elizalde on November 18 at 4pm.

Since emerging with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight, Sarah Chang has now performed for more than two decades around the world. Ms. Chang’s refined versatility and enamoring style have generated numerous accolades, a discography that boasts more than 20 studio albums, and collaborations with international artists including Plácido Domingo and Lars Vogt, among others. “Her gifts are at a level so removed from the rest of us that all we can do is feel the appropriate awe and then ponder upon the mysteries of nature,” wrote The New York Times.

Often noting that her instrument is an extension of herself, Ms. Chang moves effortlessly from the extraordinary Bartok Romanian Folk Dances to Brahms’s Violin Sonata No. 3 and beyond. Ms. Chang’s acclaimed talent has paved the way for countless appearances in world class concert halls, now regularly performing with Julio Elizalde who is praised by the Seattle Times for his “compelling artistry and power.” In addition to her performance at Musco Center, Sarah Chang will work with Chapman students during a Musco Master Class. Ms. Chang’s touring schedule scarcely allows for master class opportunities, and Chapman students will have the rare opportunity to gain valuable critiques and insight from one of the world’s foremost violinists.

Tickets for November 18 are on sale now for $35-65 and may be purchased through the Musco Center online at or by calling the box office at 844-OC-MUSCO (844-626-8726). All print-at-home tickets include a no-cost parking pass. Musco Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Chapman University at 415 North Glassell, Orange, Calif.


Recognized as one of the foremost violinists of our time, Sarah Chang has performed with esteemed orchestras, conductors, and accompanists in an international career spanning more than two decades. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of eight, the Korean-American violinist has continued to impress audiences with her technical virtuosity and refined emotional depth. Highlights from Ms. Chang’s recent and upcoming seasons, have included performances with such North American orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, among several others. With a career that has blossomed internationally, her engagements have taken her across Europe, Asia, and Australia. As an accomplished recital and chamber musician, Ms. Chang regularly travels the world, performing with such artists as Pinchas Zukerman, Yefim Bronfman, Leif Ove Andsnes, Yo-Yo Ma, among others.


Gifted American pianist, Julio Elizalde, is one of the most sought-after and multi-faceted artists of his generation. He has performed in many major music centers throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America to popular and critical acclaim. In addition to performing, Mr. Elizalde has held the title of Artistic Director of the Olympic Music Festival near Seattle, Washington, since 2015. Mr. Elizalde has appeared with many of the leading artists of our time. He tours internationally with world-renowned violinists Sarah Chang and Ray Chen and has performed alongside conductors Itzhak Perlman, Teddy Abrams, and Anne Manson. Collaborations with artists include composers Osvaldo Golijov, Stephen Hough, baritone William Sharp, and members of the Juilliard, among others.


Since it opened on March 19, 2016, Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University has been hailed as “an ideal opera house, potentially the best in the West and maybe even something more” by the Los Angeles Times.

Designed by renowned architects Pfeiffer Partners, with acoustics by world-renowned Yasuhisa Toyota of Nagata Acoustics, Musco Center boasts an intimate seating chamber with 1,044 seats on three levels and a full-scale stagehouse capable of grand spectacle or lush symphonic sound with its unique orchestral shell in place. Musco Center serves as a dynamic focal point for campus life and the broader community, giving notice that world-class arts education and artistic achievement have found a new home in Southern California.

For more information about Musco Center and its upcoming events, and to purchase tickets online, visit