Born in Taiwan, pianist Fenia Chang made her solo debut at age 11, after wining the first Japan Kawai Piano Competition. She has performed extensively at prestigious venues including Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Weil Recital Hall, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Washington Arts Club Concert Series, the Terrace Theater at Kennedy Center, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, the National Concert Hall in Taipei, and concert halls in Beijing and Shanghai, China. She has appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Chamber Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra and National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.
Ms. Chang is the recipient of many competition awards, including top prizes at the Elizabeth Davis International Piano Competition, Thomas Richner International competition, Concert Artists Internationals, Young Artist International Piano Competition, and the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition of the United States, as well as the Composer's Prize from Olivier Messiaen's International Piano Competition in Paris, France. Her performances have been broadcast by National Public Radio's WQXR (New York), WNYC (New York), WNCN (New York), WGTS (Washington DC), and WRR (Dallas), as well as throughout Taiwan.
Ms. Chang performed the Beethoven concerto with the Dallas Asian American Orchestra in 2008. She was also invited to play a solo recital at Rice University's Duncan Hall. She had a concert tour in Asia last November, playing solo recitals as well as conducting master classes in both Hong Kong and Taipei. Her 2009 performances will include solo and chamber performances in the Asian American Performing Arts Association, at Richland College in Dallas, solo recitals in Illinois as well as in Shanghai, China, and Euro Music Festival in Leipzig, Germany.
Dr. Chang has been on the piano faculties at Texas A&M University - Commerce, Washington Bible College, National Taiwan University of Arts, and Taipei City College. Ms. Chang holds the Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from the Juilliard School, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Maryland. Her teachers include pianists Abbey Simon, Russell Sherman, Jerome Lowenthal, Thomas Schumacher and Santiago Rodriguez. Fenia Chang's bio has been listed on the Marguis "Who's Who in America".
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