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Taiwan native Hsia-Jung Chang
grew up listening to the rehearsals and performances of her
singer-guitarist mother, Ho Lan, in musical repertoire ranging from
Taiwanese folk songs, to flamenco, to her own Chopin transcriptions.
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.
Chang’s Chopin: Complete Préludes album, recorded on a rebuilt 1907
Pleyel piano, has been showcased on Reflections from the Keyboard with
David Dubal on WQXR; the CBC radio program As It Happens; WJFF radio
interview, and other radio stations. Chang’s experimental album, Inside
the Piano: 21st Century Improvisations, makes use of the piano in
unconventional ways, producing sublime as well as harrowing soundscapes
using the strings and resonating surfaces inside the piano. This
innovative recording was featured in an hour-long interview as part of
the New York Alive series on WKCR, and is a favorite of experimental
music DJs across the U.S. Her recordings of Chopin’s Études Op. 10 and
Op. 25, and of Debussy, have also received favorable reviews. All
of Chang’s recordings are available through CD Baby and iTunes.
received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Piano Performance from
the University of Houston and her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from
the Manhattan School of Music, where her dissertation: Beethoven Piano
Sonatas: Are they String Quartets in Disguise? received the honor of
being selected for publication with UMI. Chang’s piano teachers
include Mary Toy, Nelita True, Ruth Tomfohrde, Abbey Simon, and
Chang has been guest lecturer/performer at
the Manhattan School of Music, Duke University, Friends University, the
Shengyang Music Conservatory, and Dong Bei University of China.
She can be heard regularly on the Piano Lunch Series in New York
We welcome Hsia-Jung Chang to her fourth appearance on the Historical Piano Concerts Series.
For more information on the artist, please visit hsiajungchang.com .