About Sung Chang
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Sung Chang is a "pianist of enormous and special gifts: his command of the instrument is exceptional, and his range of sound and stylistic flexibility are also highly unusual" (Jeffrey Kahane, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra). He has won first prize in ten prestigious international competitions including the 7th Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition; Korea International Music Foundation Competition; Italy's Valsesia Musica International Competition, International Piano Competition; Germany's International 13, Wettbewerb der Chopin-Gesellschaft Hannover e.V; and the International Schubert Competition for Piano Duo.
Born in Seoul, he gave his debut concert at age five. He is the youngest winner of the Nagoya International Piano Competition in Japan while also receiving the Chamber Music Special Prize and the Japan Expo Special Prize.
Chang has performed in Germany, Italy, Netherland, France, Japan, Taiwan, China, USA and Korea. Some of his involvements include a performance for the Isang Yun Memorial Concert, North Korea National Orchestra Interaction Concert, The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series, Kumho Rising Star Series Concert and Yamaha Rising Star Concert.
Most notably, he has appeared at the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles with the Liszt Concerto No.1 and his recital at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam was broadcast live across the country. He has also performed with many orchestras including Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra, Kyung-Ki Philharmonic Orchestra, HMTM Hannover Orchestra, Taejon Symphony Orchestra, Wonju Symphony Orchestra and KNUA Symphony Orchestra.
Chang completed his undergraduate studies at the Korea National University of Arts before he continued his studies at the University of Music Drama and Media Hannover in Germany. After successfully completing the Musical Performance and Postgraduate Program courses, he is currently pursuing his studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music under Professor Jeffrey Kahane.