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Tao Chang, DMA

Applied Instructor of Piano Studies
Phone: (626) 815-3848
Email: tchang@apu.edu
Tao Chang, DMA, began to study piano at age 9. He was the first Asian to win the Vianna da Motta International Piano Competition, and the first winner of the J.N. Hummel International Piano Competition. Chang has performed numerous solo and chamber recitals in the Slovak Republic, the Czech Republic, France, Austria, Hungary, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, China, Brazil, Portugal, and the United States. In the fall of 1998, he played three debut recitals at Carnegie Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, and at the Salle Pleyel in Paris. He has made concerto appearances with the Gulbenkian Orchestra, the Slovak Sinfonietta, the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Portuguese Symphony Orchestra, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, the Hong Kong Academy Symphony Orchestra, and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Chang’s performances have been broadcast on radio and television stations across the globe. His first CD, Tao Chang in Concert, was recorded live and released under the VMF label. In addition to his performing career, Chang maintains an active teaching schedule, which includes giving master classes and serving as visiting artist at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Prior to his work at APU, Chang served as associate faculty at Irvine Valley College, as well as artist/teacher at the International Institute for Young Musicians Academy. He joined the APU music faculty in 2006.

Education

DMA, Piano Performance, University of Kansas
M.M., Piano Performance, University of Kansas
Advanced Diploma in Piano Performance, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Departments

  • College of Music and the Arts
  • College of Music and the Arts: School of Music
    • Undergraduate Programs
    • Graduate Programs

Expertise

  • Chamber Music
  • Piano Performance