Burchard Tang, viola

Burchard Tang 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. Upon graduation, he was appointed to the viola section of The Philadelphia Orchestra, with which he has appeared as soloist. As a chamber musician, Mr. Tang has appeared at many of the country’s top festivals, including Marlboro, Ravinia, Music from Angel Fire, Seattle, and Caramoor. He is a founding member of the Dolce Suono Ensemble. He has toured with Music from Marlboro, and the Brandenburg Ensemble. He has soloed with theTempleUniversity, and Temple University Music Prep Orchestras. He is currently on faculty at Temple Music Prep, where he teaches viola and chamber music.