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Addison Teng wins Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Addison Teng wins Outstanding Young Alumni Award

April 19, 2018


Congratulations to Addison Teng, Music Institute of Chicago (MIC) violin faculty for winning the 2018 Outstanding Young Alumni Award from alma mater, Oberlin College this past March.  The award, established to recognize young alumni from the college and conservatory who have distinguished themselves in either their professional career or their service to humanity will be presented on May 27 during Oberlin's commencement weekend.


In 2015, the Addison C. Teng merit scholarship was established at the Music Institute and as a rising pedagogue, Teng's students have placed in the Hellam Young Artists Competition, Denver Young Artists National Violin Competition, Indianapolis Matinee Musicale Competition, Walgreens National Competition, Indiana School of Music Concerto Competition, Confucius Music Festival Competition, Sejong Music Competition, and DePaul Concerto Competition, among others. Many of his students have been admitted to top universities and conservatories of music including Indiana University, Northwestern University, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, Mannes New School of Music, Berklee College of Music, and University of Wisconsin - Madison and have gone on to win jobs at Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Grant Park Orchestra, Peninsula Music Festival, Evansville Philharmonic, and Louisville Philharmonic. Teng's students have soloed with Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony, and Montecito Festival Orchestra, and have been guest concertmaster of Fort Wayne Symphony.


In addition to his violin studio at MIC, Teng teaches at Montecito International Music Festival in the summer. 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 Lawrence University, as well as classes in Canada, Philippines and China. In fall 2016, Teng embarked on a tour to Cebu, Philippines with his students, where he gave masterclasses and concerts. Upcoming studio tours may include Greece and France.