Acclaimed by the New York Times as, “a force to be reckoned with…” Miclen LaiPang started his first violin lesson at the age of three, inspired by his brother, a violinist in the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. By the age of 9, he was a winner of numerous student competitions, including the grand-prize of the Merit Award Competition for the University of Redlands, the ASTA, and Redlands Bowl Young Artist Competition. Miclen has performed in over 40 countries and has won multiple awards.
As a chamber and orchestral musician, he has participated in numerous programs including the New York String Orchestra Seminar, Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra, Terry King’s Lyricafest, the Castleman Quartet Program, Spectrum New Music Festival, and Boston Music Institute Masterclasses. With a wide range of standard violin repertoire, he is also an advocate for the music of contemporary composers. He 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 2018, Miclen became one of the violinists for the LGT Young Soloists, described by Fanfare as “one of the finest youth orchestras in Europe.” His primary mentors include Ida Bieler, Charles Castleman, Ruggiero Ricci, and Alice Schoenfeld. He is honored to be an alumni of the Colburn School, Eastman School of Music, and University of Miami. Currently, he is completing his Konzertexamen at the Robert Schumann Hochschule with Ida Bieler. Miclen performs on the 1714 Giuseppe Guarneri ‘filius Andreae’ “Sue Miller” violin generously donated by the Miller family and on loan by the Frost School of Music. This is Miclen’s first season with iPalpiti.