Hankyoung Chang South Korea, 13, Junior

Hankyoung Chang began playing the violin at four years old. At eight years old, she was admitted to the Pre-College division of the Julliard School, where she studies with Professor Hyo Kang. Her awards include the 2018 Arkady Fomin Scholarship, and the 2019 Sejong Soloists Young Artist Merit Scholarship. In 2018, she became the youngest recipient of the Stradivari Society of Chicago. She was a student in Hic et Nunc 2019! Music Festival and participated in masterclasses with Vadim Repin and Clara-Jumi Kang. Hankyoung has also participated in masterclasses with Vadim Gluzman and Kyoko Takezawa. Besides playing the violin, Hankyoung loves reading and drawing.

“I am so excited to participate in the Menuhin Competition. Being a part of this special event with other musicians will nourish me and provide me with great experiences. Through music, I can make many friends from all over the world - and I’m really looking forward to making new friends there! ”