In Sun Jang, violin
In Sun Jang joined the San Francisco Symphony first violin section in 2011. A native of Seoul, Korea, she began studying violin and piano at age four. She graduated from the Juilliard School and the New England Conservatory, where she studied with Donald Weilerstein. A top prize winner at the International Henryk Szeryng Violin Competition, she made her Korean recital debut in 2000 at the Kumho Art Center in Seoul and her Japanese recital debut in 2004, playing at the Airefu Hall in Fukuoka and at the Cultural hall in Shiida. She has appeared as a soloist with the New World Symphony, Puchon Philharmonic, the Nanpa Festival Orchestra, and the Santa Cruz Symphony. In 2001, by special invitation of Isaac Stern, Ms. Jang performed at Carnegie Hall as part of the Isaac Stern Chamber Music Workshop. She has collaborated with leading artists, such as Menahem Pressler, Thomas Adès, and Orion String Quartet among others. Her numerous engagements as a chamber musician have taken her to renowned venues in Asia and America such as Jordan Hall in Boston, Yellow Barn Music Festival in Vermont, Miyazaki Prefectural Arts Center in Japan, and the Seoul Art Center and LG Art Center in Korea. Prior to joining the San Francisco Symphony, she was a concertmaster with the New World Symphony.