Matthew Fang (Violin 1) is a concert violinist and teacher in the Orange County. Presently, Matthew is a pursuing his teaching credential at California State University, Fullerton. In addition, he is studying conducting and serving as conducting assistant to associate professor Kimo Furumoto. In 2014, Matthew was an artist diploma fellow and a member of the San Francisco Academy Orchestra, studying under the guidance of members from the San Francisco Symphony. He was a Majorie Rawlins Endowed scholar, studying violin performance as a graduate student at the University of California, Irvine, under the tutelage of the distinguished Haroutune Bedelian from 2011-2013. He has performed in many venues around the world, such as Carnegie Hall in New York, La Madeleine in Paris, KHS Hall in Taiwan, and Tedako Hall in Japan. He also performs frequently at UCI’s Winifred Smith Hall, appearing in chamber series with UCI faculty members in Mendelssohn’s string octet (2010) and Brahms’ piano quintet (2013). Aside from performing, Matthew has also participated in masterclasses taught by many renowned classical musicians, such as Robert DeMaine, Levon Chilingirian, Peter Marsh, Daniel Rothmuller, Szymanowski Quartet, and members of the Pacific Symphony.