David Chan, Concertmaster
David Chan is the concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and an active soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. Mr. Chan made his Carnegie Hall debut during the 2002-2003 season, performing the Brahms Double Concerto with the Met Orchestra under the baton of James Levine; and his New York debut at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in 1995, performing Paganini's Concerto No. 2 under the direction of Hugh Wolff. More recently, he again appeared as soloist at Carnegie Hall with the Met Orchestra in a performance of Gubaidulina’s “In Tempus Praesens” conducted by Fabio Luisi. His recordings include a recital program, a disc of two Paganini concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra, and an album of violin/cello duos with cellist Rafael Figueroa.
A native of San Diego, Mr. Chan began his musical education at the age of four. His principal teachers were Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, and Michael Tseitlin; and he first gained international recognition when, at the age of seventeen, he won a top prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow. A graduate of both Harvard University and The Juilliard School, Mr. Chan is currently on the faculty at Juilliard.