Miclen LaiPang had his first violin lesson when he was three years old. By the age of nine, he was winning numerous competitions. Mr. LaiPang has performed in over forty countries and has won multiple awards. As an avid chamber and orchestral musician, he has participated in numerous programs and music festivals: the Spectrum New Music Festival, the Port City Music Festival, the Montecito International Music Festival, and the Boston Music Institute Masterclasses. In addition to performing the classics, Mr. LaiPang is also an advocate for contemporary composers and has performed and premiered pieces by Steve Reich, John Harbison, György Ligeti, Luciano Berio, Lansing McLoskey, Augusta Read Thomas, Christopher Theofanidis, and Thomas Sleeper. In addition to his classical career, Mr. LaiPang has enjoyed collaborations with artists such as Shelly Berg, James Newton Howard, Bruce Hornsby, Andy Farber, and Arturo Sandoval.
In 2018 Mr. LaiPang became one of the violinists for the LGT Young Soloists, described by Fanfare as “one of the finest youth orchestras in Europe.” He recently finished working with the group on a CD which will be released in June 2019 on the RCA Red Seal Sony Music label. His primary mentors include Ida Bieler, Charles Castleman, Ruggiero Ricci, and Alice Schoenfeld.
Mr. LaiPang performs on the 1714 Giuseppe Guarneri “filius Andrea”–“Sue Miller” violin generously donated by the Miller family and on loan by the Frost School of Music.