The international prize winner Miclen LaiPang is praised by the New York Times as “a force to be reckoned with…” while German newspaper Die Welt said he is “a musician of daring virtuosity with gripping access and noble elegance”.
Miclen started his first violin lesson at the age of three and by the age of 9, he had won the grand-prize of the Merit Award Competition, ASTA, MTNA, and Redlands Bowl Young Artist Competition. Since then, Miclen has performed in over 50 countries and has won multiple awards, including the Stradivarius International Violin Competition, Schoenfeld International String Competition, Grand Prize of the American Fine Arts National Competition, 1st Prize of the American Music Talent Competition, and 1st and Special Prize at the International Moscow Music Competition. Miclen has recorded numerous CD’s on both Sony RCA Red Seal and Naxos with the most recent one released in November 2020 featuring a transcribed Beethoven Kreutzer Sonata for Violin and Strings. He has appeared in festivals including IMS Prussia Cove, Rome Chamber Music Festival, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, Verbier Festival, and the Castleman Quartet Program. In 2021, Miclen won a three year scholarship from Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz where he will start working with leading musicians from around the world.
He has had the privilege to work with international artists such as Ivry Gitlis, Janos Starker, Gerhard Schulz, Robert McDuffie, Irvine Arditti, Csaba Erdélyi, and Peter Serkin. His primary mentors include Ida Bieler, Charles Castleman, Ruggiero Ricci, Aaron Rosand, Alice Schoenfeld, and Linda Rose.
Currently, Miclen resides in Cologne, Germany and is the teaching assistant of renowned violinist Ida Bieler while completing his post-graduate Konzertexamen at the Robert Schumann Hochschule and further studies at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz with Boris Kuschnir in September of this year.
Miclen performs on a violin by J.B. Vuillaume c.1850 once owned by Arthur Grumiaux and a bow made by D. Peccatte. He is grateful for the generous support from the American Fine Arts Association, National Artists, DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) and Talent Unlimited.
Miclen was selected to join iPalpiti in 2019.