Piano Concerts Series
About the Musicians
A native of Taiwan, Hsia-Jung Chang grew up listening to the rehearsals and performances of her singer-guitarist mother, whose musical repertoire ranged from Taiwanese folk songs to flamenco, to her own transcriptions of Chopin. Chang has premiered and commissioned numerous works by composers in the United States and Scandinavia. She has been featured soloist on KUHT television, KAMU radio, Danish National radio, Taiwan radio and TV. Her recent concerts feature the bulk of Frédéric Chopin's piano solo works, including the complete sets of Ballades, Impromptus, Etudes, Preludes, and Scherzi.
Chang's CD distributed by CDBaby.com, Chopin: Impromptus, Ballades, Berceuse was showcased on the Piano Bench hour on KPBX radio, and on Call of the Mountain of WNYE. Her new CD of the Chopin Complete Préludes was reviewed by UK-based New Classics web critic: “Hsia-Jung Chang performs the works with great delicacy and refinement, allowing a wide spectrum of colour and moods to emerge in a way that appears effortless.”
In addition to giving solo and chamber music concerts, Chang has been guest lecturer/performer at the Manhattan School of Music, Prince George's Community College, College of the Mainland, Friends University, Duke University, the Shengyang Music Conservatory, and Dong Bei University of China. She also performed with the Metropolitan Opera Guild Outreach, which introduced opera to children in schools of the greater New York area. This is her second Chopin performance on the Historical Piano Concerts series.
Chang received her Bachelors and Masters degree in Piano Performance from the University of Houston and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Manhattan School of Music. Her piano teachers include Mary Toy, Nelita True, Ruth Tomfohrde, Abbey Simon, and Constance Keene.
now resides in New York City.