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Artistic Director

Chameleon Artists

Deborah Boldin, flute
Robyn Bollinger, violin
Lizzie Burns, double bass
Vivian Chang-Freiheit, piano
Gloria Chien, piano
Vivian Choi, piano
Francesca dePasquale, violin
Nancy Dimock, oboe
Gary Gorczyca, clarinet
Joshua Gordon, cello
Susan Hagen, double bass
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Whitacre Hill, French horn
Mark Holloway, viola
Franziska Huhn, harp
Yoo Jin Jang, violin
Siwoo Kim, violin
Eunae Koh, violin
Danny Koo, violin
Mary Mackenzie, soprano
William Manley, percussion
Ayano Ninomiya, violin
Kelli O'Connor, clarinet
Grace Park, violin
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Damian Primis bassoon
Melissa Reardon, viola
Sarah Rommel, cello
Elizabeth Schumann, piano
Matt Sharrock, percussion
Jennifer Slowik, oboe
Scott Woolweaver, viola
Aron Zelkowicz, cello

Gabriel Langfur,
managing director

Hans Spencer,
education program

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Vivian Chang-Freiheit


The New York Concert Review describes Vivian Chang-Freiheit as an “excellent pianist… [producing] very delicate, fine phrasing, always singing lines knowing full aware that Schubert is the master lieder composer.” In recital with principal cellist of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra Wen-Sinn Yang, she was praised for “delivering a conscientious, intelligent interpretation that made telling musical sense.” As a frequent collaborator with singers and instrumentalists, she has performed in Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Lincoln Center, Trinity Church, Taiwan National Hall, and in venues throughout the United States, Germany and the Czech Republic. Ms. Chang-Freiheit has been a proud member of Chameleon Arts Ensemble in Boston for 17 years and has performed live on WGBH Boston Public Radio on multiple occasions. During the summers, she performs as Artist Faculty and Piano Department Lead of “Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard” in Geneva, Switzerland. She also performs as Artist Faculty at Phoenix Phest Grande in Ann Arbor, Michigan and was Artist-in-Residence at the Monteverdi in Tuscany, Italy during the summer of 2016.

Ms. Chang-Freiheit made her solo debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16, performing Saint Saens’ Carnival of the Animals. She studied both piano and violin at the Oberlin College-Conservatory, where she graduated Pi Kappa Lambda and received the Dean's Talent Award and Piano Faculty Prize in Accompanying. Her primary teachers were Joseph Schwartz, Stephen Clapp and Robert McDonald. She continued her piano studies as a scholarship student of Samuel Sanders at the Juilliard School, where she earned her Doctorate and Master of Music degrees and was a staff pianist for 8 years. As the first recipient of the Citibank-Juilliard Stipendium and winner of the Huntington Beebe scholarship, Ms. Chang-Freiheit spent two years in Germany, where she served as a vocal coach at the Leipzig Opera House and studied with Joel Shapiro in Leipzig and Phillip Moll in Berlin.

While living in New York, Ms. Chang-Freiheit’s program “Music with Vivian” brought interactive music-making to young children throughout Westchester County and offered individualized instruction for kids with special educational needs. In March of 2016, the Westchester Jewish Council awarded her the Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award for creating and running Special Needs programming for individuals and their families within her local community. Following a recent relocation to Washington, DC with her husband and two sons, she joined the faculty of the Levine School of Music and the NIH Philharmonia Orchestra.

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