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Hyoung-Joon Chang

Hyoung-Joon Chang
South Korea

Since his debut with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of 16 playing Mendelssohn’s 2nd Piano Concerto, Korean born pianist, Hyoung-Joon Chang has worked with eminent conductors including Walter Hendl, Tadaaki Otaka, Thomas Sanderling and Paul Freeman. Chang has collaborated with world-renowned orchestras such as the London Philharmonic at the Barbican Centre, the Tokyo Philharmonic at the Tokyo Culture Center, the Symphony Orchestra of Russia, the Czech National Symphony, the Osaka Symphony at the Osaka Symphony Hall, the Victoria Symphony, and the Chautauqua Symphony during its summer music festival. Chang was the soloist for the Korean premiere of “Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra” by Vaughn Williams and the “Rainy Day for the Piano and the Orchestra” by Kang-Yul Lee, the latter winning the 2004 Art Award of the Year in Korea. In addition, Chang has given acclaimed solo recitals on international stages in Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan, and Korea.

Chang received his doctoral degree from the Manhattan School of Music where he studied with legendary American pianists Earl Wild and Constance Keene. He has also played often for the late Abram Chasins. He has been a jury member of Shanghai, Serbia, Anton Rubinstein, “The Top of the World International Piano Competition” in Tromso,Norway and the Cleveland International Piano Competition in 2011 and many of his students have won major and special prizes from numerous international piano competitions.

He has taught master classes at leading schools around the world, including the Eastman School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Shanghai Conservatory, Royal College of Music, Royal Scottish Academy, Dresden and Mannheim Hochschule. He has been a Professor of Piano at Seoul National University since 1995. An active and popular recording artist, Chang has recorded diverse piano concertos of Mozart, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Gershwin and Schnittke with labels such as Pro Arte, Warner Music and Genuin.