About Sung Chang
Sung Chang, born in Seoul, 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. "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 received first prize in a number of prestigious competitions including, the 7th Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition and the Korea International Music Foundation Competition in United States, the Valsesia Musica International Competition, International Piano Competition “Citta Di Caraglio” in Italy and the International 13, Wettbewerb der Chopin-Gesellschaft Hannover e.V, first prize and audience prize in Germany, and the International Schubert Competition for Piano Duo.
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.