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When Korean-American Sarah Chang takes the stage with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong on April 4, she will be performing a piece she learned as child. But Chang was no ordinary child - the piece is Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No 1, and she learned that at the age of five in order to audition for the renowned Julliard School in New York.

"It has a very, very special place in my heart," says the 34-year-old Korean American, now recognised as one of the world's leading violinists. "I put it away for probably a good 15 years. When I brought it back out one day, I just fell in love with it all over again."

So hard did she fall, the piece is on her latest CD, paired with the Brahms Violin Concerto, for which she worked with conductor Kurt Masur and the Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra.  READ THE FULL South China Morning Post ARTICLE