Addison Teng

Addison C. Teng has given extensive solo and chamber music performances throughout Taiwan, Hong Kong, Italy, France, Canada, and the eastern United States. Teng was invited in the summer of 2011 to attend the Academie International de Courchevel, and was chosen by the Dean of the Oberlin Conservatory to appear on Italian television in the summer of 2009 to promote Oberlin in Italy. He has participated in master classes and coachings with Anner Bylsma, Lucie Robert, Robert Shannon, Elinor Freer, William van der Sloot, and members of the Ying, Takacs, Jasper, and Emerson Quartets. He was recently nominated for the Outstanding Young Alumni Award at Oberlin College and Conservatory.

A rising pedagogue of his generation, Teng joined the violin and chamber music faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago in February 2013. In July 2014 he joined the faculty of the Montecito International Music Festival. This year, Teng is also artist in residence at the Golden Chamber Music Festival in Michigan. Previously he was teaching assistant at the Meadowmount School of Music, Northwestern University Bienen School of Music, and the Eastman School of Music Pre-College, assisting Sally Thomas, Amy Barlowe, Roland and Almita Vamos and Janet Milnes. He has given master classes and coachings at the Taipei American School, Conservatório Villa-Lobos in Rio de Janeiro, Eastman Pre-College, Brighton Schools, and recently in China. His students have won competitions both locally and nationally, such as the Denver Young Artists National Violin Competition, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition, Walgreens National Concerto Compeition among others. Recently his students have soloed with Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and Springfield Symphony, and have been guest concertmaster of Fort Wayne Symphony.

Teng graduated with a Master of Music in Violin Performance and String Pedagogy from the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music and received his Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers and mentors include Sally Thomas, Roland and Almita Vamos, Peter Takacs, Amy Barlowe, David Bowlin, and Karen Ritscher.