Virtuoso Violinist, Inspirational Speaker, Innovation & The Scrappy Factor
Roddy Chong Bio
Roddy Chong is a remarkably accomplished Asian American violinist and speaker known for his high-energy performances and his humble, faith-based lifestyle. Roddy has played with many of the music industry's most recognized acts, including a season when he toured with Shania Twain and Celine Dion at the same time. He has performed for audiences around the world, including the President of the United States, the Queen of England, the Pope, Oprah and countless other notable figures. Roddy's real resume, however, begins much closer to the heart--in the pursuit of accelerating God's purposes in life, performing more effectively for the Lord, and helping others expand the boundaries of what God can do through them.
"Roddy's blend of professionalism and passion touches both the mind and the heart."
-- Max Lucado
On stage, Roddy Chong is recognized for mesmerizing arena-sized crowds. As one of the world's premier violinists, Roddy has been requested for multiple tours with powerhouse artists like Shania Twain, Celine Dion, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. But Roddy Chong's passion for going beyond music has made him a sought-after speaker at business and church events across the country. Roddy combines inspiring music with heartfelt messages about faith, perseverance, and discipline -- all while giving 100% of the glory to God for his personal and professional success.
Roddy began sharing his practical and inspirational messages with high-profile companies and organizations like Kraft Foods, Bayer, YMCA, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. But with his faith such a strong element of his story, he soon began addressing more and more church and para- church groups -- helping leaders, volunteers, teams, and individuals realize their God-given potential to consistently produce encore performances beyond the stage.
In each message, Roddy shares a portion of his life story and the insights that God has revealed to him while training and performing in arenas around the world. He shares wisdom gleaned from prominent dignitaries he has met along the way, biblical life lessons, and what it is like to perform with God across different cultures and countries. Plus, he talks about what he has learned about himself and the people around him -- those who found joy and peace, and those who failed.
Roddy's musical touring and guest spot credentials include: Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band, Lonestar, SheDaisy, Kelly Clarkson, and Brian McKnight. He has also toured and performed with many Christian music artists, including: Chris Tomlin, Jars of Clay, Rebecca St. James, DC Talk, Don Moen, Sara Groves, Lincoln Brewster, Israel Houghton, Paul Baloche, and Lenny LeBlanc.