Miclen LaiPang

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 the work of his brother, a violinist in the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. By the age of 9, he went on to win numerous competitions, including the grand-prize of the Merit Award Competition for the University of Redlands, the American String Teachers Association Competition, and Redlands Bowl Young Artist Competition. Since then, Miclen has performed in over 40 countries and has won multiple awards.

As an avid chamber and orchestral musician, he has participated in numerous programs including the New York String Orchestra Seminar, IMS Prussia Cove, Rome Chamber Music Festival, iPalpiti Festival, Young Musicians Foundation Orchestra, Laura Bossert and Terry King’s Lyricafest, and the Castleman Quartet Program. Other festivals he has appeared in include the Spectrum New Music Festival, Port City Music Festival, Montecito International 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 addition to his classical career, Miclen has also enjoyed collaborations with artists such as Shelly Berg, James Newton Howard, Bruce Hornsby, Andy Farber, and Arturo Sandoval.

His primary mentors have included Ida Bieler, Charles Castleman, Ruggiero Ricci, and Alice Schoenfeld. His previous institutions are the Colburn School, Eastman School of Music, and University of Miami.

He is currently doing his Konzertexam 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.


Miclen LaiPang

  • Instrument: Violin
  • Birthday: September 25th 1995
  • Place of birth: USA



  • Die Simone & Partners Young Artist Program


  • Recipient of full scholarship to the University of Miami
  • Spitalny Scholarship Recipient
  • Gertrude Vayo Scholarship Recipient


  • American Institute of Fine Arts Scholarship Recipient
  • Henry Grossman Scholarship Recipient
  • Anne M. Buxton Endowed Scholarship Recipient
  • Harold & Edith Smith Frank Scholarship Recipient
  • Liliian Miller Loos Scholarship Recipient
  • Rudolph Speth Scholarship Recipient


  • Hong Kong International String Competition – Laureate
  • Stradivarius International Violin Competition – Laureate
  • Recipient of full scholarship to the Eastman School of Music
  • Colburn School of Music Scholarship Recipient
  • American Institute of Fine Arts Scholarship Recipient


  • Castleman String Quartet Program Scholarship Recipient


  • Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra Concerto Competition – First Prize


  • Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra Concerto Competition – First Prize
  • Southern Adventist University Concerto Competition – First Prize


  • San Fernando Valley MTAC Concerto Competition – First Prize
  • Young Musicians Foundation Scholarship Recipient


  • Caroline S. Pike Scholarship Recipient
  • Redlands Bowl 55th Annual Young Artist Competition – First Prize
  • Colburn School of Music Honors Recital


  • American String Teachers Association – First Prize
  • University of Redlands Merit Award Competition – Grand Prize Winner


Since 2018:

  • Konzertexam at the Robert Schumann Hochschule with Ida Bieler

2010 – 2018:

  • Eastman School of Music, University of Miami Frost School of Music, and the Colburn School with Charles Castleman and Alice Schoenfeld

2008 – 2010:

  • Private instruction with Ruggiero Ricci

2007 – 2008:

  • Chan Ho Yun

2005 – 2007:

  • Linda Rose

2004 – 2005:

  • Lyndon Taylor

2001 – 2004:

  • Margaret Shimizu

1998 – 2001:

  • University of Redlands School of Music with Sue Hagmann


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