BIography

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Acclaimed by the New York Times as, “a force to be reckoned with…” Miclen is one of the rising stars of his generation. Miclen started his first violin lesson at the age of three due to the influence 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 and the ASTA Competition. Since then, Miclen has performed in over 50 countries including Austria, Iceland, Spain, England, Italy, South Africa, Malaysia, Philippines, and Hong Kong. He was a featured soloist at the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall performing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto while also having performed with over 20 orchestras. He has debuted at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Hallgrimur Cathedral, Royal Albert Hall, Salzburg Dom Cathedral, and many more. He has appeared as a violin soloist on NBC (America’s Got Talent, Dancing With The Stars), ABC (Good Morning America), ESPN (NBA National Anthems), 3ABN, LLBN, and the Hope Channel. Miclen has also garnered top prizes from the Stradivarius International Violin Competition and the Hong Kong Schoenfeld International String Competition.

As an avid chamber musician, he has participated in numerous chamber programs including the Colburn Chamber Music Institute, the Junior Chamber Music program in Los Angeles, Laura Bossert and Terry King’s Lyricafest, and the Castleman Quartet Program. Other summer programs he has appeared in include Music@Menlo, Verbier Music Academy and Orchestra, Montecito Summer Music Festival, Interharmony, Aspen Music Festival, and more.

Since 2013, Miclen has traveled frequently with the choir and orchestra based at the Central Bukidnon Institute to the Philippines, Thailand, and Hong Kong. In 2014, Miclen founded and currently directs three annual music festivals named the Southeast Asia Music Festival which are based in Thailand, Malaysia, and Philippines. 

Miclen has taken lessons and masterclasses under teachers and chamber groups such as Aaron Rosand, Alice Schoenfeld, Ana Chumachenko, Csaba Erdelyi, Susan Waterbury, Ralph Morrison, Solomia Soroka, Chan Ho Yun, Linda Rose, Peter Serkin, Donald Weilerstein, Ida Kavafian, Itzhak Perlman, Ken Aiso, Emanuel Borok, Ruggiero Ricci, the Juilliard, Takacs, Dover, and Shanghai String Quartets. He has also collaborated with players such as, Julian Rachlin, Vadim Repin, Mischa Maisky, Emanuel Ax, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Joshua Bell, Midori Goto, San-jin Kim, Catherine Cho, Linda Wang, and Yo-Yo Ma. 

Miclen is currently a full scholarship student at the University of Miami under the tutelage of the legendary Charles Castleman and will be finishing his Bachelors of Music degree in May 2017. Previous studies include the Eastman School of Music and Colburn Conservatory.

Miclen has the privilege to choose from several fine violins including a 1892 Pietro Grulli violin and the 'da Vinci’ 1725 Antonio Stradivari.