Bronze Medalist of the Indianapolis International Violin Competition in 1990, and Second Prize as well as Audience Prize winner at the Washington International Competition in 1991, Hong Kong/American violinist Ivan Chan made his solo debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic at the age of 13. Shortly thereafter, he pursued further studies with Jascha Brodsky, David Cerone, Felix Galimir and Jaime Laredo at the Curtis Institute of Music, and with Miriam Fried at Indiana University.
Currently, Mr. Chan is Associate Professor of chamber music, violin and viola at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He is also on faculty at Music@Menlo, New York String Orchestra Seminar and Kent Blossom Music Festival. Previously, he was Artist-in-residence at the Hartt School, Hugh A.Glauser School of Music at Kent State University, Florida International University and New World School of the Arts. As a visiting artist, Mr. Chan has taught at the Curtis Institute of Music, Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Cleveland Institute of Music, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute, Meadowmount School of Music, Western Michigan University, Central Conservatory of Music, Shanghai Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Encore School for Strings, Heartland Chamber Music Festival and Morningside Music Bridge.
Mr. Chan was a member of the 2010, 2014 and 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis screening committee. He has also served on the jury panel of competitions including the Stulberg International String Competition and Annual Concerto Competition of the New World Symphony.
Mr. Chan has appeared as soloist with orchestras including the Detroit Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, New World Symphony, Houston Symphony and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. As a chamber musician, he toured regularly with “ Musicians from Marlboro” and has collaborated with artists such as Jaime Laredo, Gil Shaham, Pamela Frank, Cho-Liang Lin, Robert Chen, Hsin-Yun Huang and with members from ensembles including the Guarneri, Orion, Cleveland, Emerson, Borromeo, Johannes String Quartets, Kalichstien-Laredo Robinson Trio, Beaux Art Trio, Opus 1, TASHI and Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society.
From 1995 to 2010, Mr. Chan was first violinist of the acclaimed Miami String Quartet. Winner of Chamber Music America’s prestigious Cleveland Quartet Award, the Miami Quartet appeared regularly on premier series and festivals throughout the United States such as Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Cleveland Chamber Music Society, as well as Santa Fe, La Jolla, Music@Menlo, Angel Fire, and Kent Blossom music festivals among others. The Miami Quartet was featured on prominent radio programs including National Public Radio’s “St. Paul Sunday Morning” and “Performance Today”. Mr. Chan’s performances with the Miami Quartet can be heard on recordings under the BMG/Conifer, CRI labels and Music Heritage labels.