Burchard Tang, viola

A native of Maryland, Burchard Tang joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in September 1999. He began his musical studies on the violin at the age of 3 and at 16 switched to viola, studying with Choong-Jin Chang, principal viola of The Philadelphia Orchestra. He continued his musical education at the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Joseph de Pasquale, former principal violist of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Tang has also served as principal viola with the Curtis Symphony and the New York String Seminar, and he has performed with the Brandenburg Ensemble. As a chamber musician, he Tang has appeared at many of the country’s top festivals, including Marlboro, Ravinia, Music from Angel Fire, Seattle, and Caramoor. He was also a founding member of the Dolce Suono Ensemble.