Pianist Sung Chang is known for his outstanding technical abilities, musical maturity, and sensitive yet powerful expression that shines through the keys. He has received critical acclaim for his “poetic imagination, superb technical skills, and, most importantly, a deep emotional connection to whatever music he plays” by Jeffrey Kahane.
Born in Seoul, Korea, Sung Chang gave his debut concert at the age of five. At 16 he was accepted into the prestigious Korea National University of Arts, and his musical virtuosity attracted international attention when he became the youngest ever to win the Nagoya International Piano Competition in Japan. Since then Chang has gone on to win more than ten international
competitions around the world including in the United States, Germany, Italy, Korea, and Japan.
His impressive list of awards from the major international piano competitions includes- the first prize and the audience prize at the Chopin-Gesellschaft Hannover Internationaler Klavierwettbewerb, the first prize and the special award for the “Best Performance of a Virtuoso Piece” at the Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition, a silver medal with two special prizes in “Best Performance of a Work by a Classical Composer” and “Best Performance of a Work by a Spanish, Latin American or Impressionistic Composer” at the San Antonio International Piano Competition, and a silver medal at the New Orleans International Piano Competition. Chang currently resides in Los Angeles, California after completing further studies at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover in Hannover, Germany and the USC Thornton School of Music.