“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. He has all the makings of an important and individual artist: a poetic imagination, superb technical skills, and, most importantly, a deep emotional connection to whatever music he plays.”  – Jeffrey Kahane





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Sung Chang Bio

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Sung Chang, born in Seoul, began playing the piano at the age of three. He gave his debut concert at age five in Seoul Korea. He became the youngest winner in the Nagoya International Piano Competition in Japan and also received the Chamber Music Special Prize and the Japan Expo Special Prize. He also 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. He is also the winner of the International Schubert Competition for Piano Duo, and has performed for many concerts as a chamber musician. Recently, he awarded the silver medal, 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 12th San Antonio International Piano Competition.
Chang has expanded his activities by performing 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.
He 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. 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.
Chang completed his undergraduate studies at the Korea National University of Arts in Korea before he continued his studies at the University of Music Drama and Media Hannover in Germany with Professor Vladimir Krainev and Ewa Kupiec. 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.

Sung Chang – Recital Programs

M. Ravel   La Valse
I. Stravinsky  Trois mouvements de Petrouchka
G. Gershwin   Rhapsody in Blue 
M. Mussorgsky   Pictures at an Exhibition
Fall in Love
F. Kreisler   Liebesleid & Liebesfreud
F. Liszt  Réminiscences de Don Juan
S. Prokofiev   10 Pieces for Piano from Romeo & Juliet, Op.75
P. I. Tchaikovsky – M. Pletnev  “Nutcracker”
G. Puccini  Labé: Grand Fantasy on Themes from La Bohème   
P. I. Tchaikovsky  from The Season “Christmas”
Chopin Etudes
F. Chopin  Études Op.10
F. Chopin Études Op.25
The Liszt
F. Liszt  Rhapsody Espagnole
F. Liszt  Réminiscences de Don Juan
F. Liszt Sonata 

Sung Chang – Repertoire

Concerto Repertoire 
Bach Concerto BWV 1058 
Mozart Piano Concerto No.9, No.12, No.13, No.14, No.15, No.16, No.17, No.18, No.21,   No.23 
Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Triple Concerto 
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor Op.54 
Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1 
Chopin Piano Concerto No.1, 2 
Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1, 2 and Totentanz 
Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor Op. 16 
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 
Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 
Ravel Piano Concerto in G major 
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 and Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini 
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3
Solo Recital Repertoire
Sonata in E Major Hob.XVI:31
Sonata in E flat Major Hob.XVI:49

Sonata Op.2 No. 2, Op. 7 No.4, Op. 13 No.8, Op.14 No. 1, Op. 31 No. 1,
Op. 31 No. 2, Op. 53 No.21, Op.78 No. 24, Op. 110 No. 31

Sonata K.330
Rondo K.487 In D Major, K.511 in A Minor

Sonata D.664, D.784
3 Klavierstuecke
Fantasy in C Major, ‘Der Wanderer’

24 Etudes
Sonata No. 3

Sonata in B Minor

Abegg Variations
Toccata Op. 7
Fantasiestuecke Op. 12
Sonata No. 2

Sonata SZ80


Gaspard de la nuit
La Vlase

Sonata No. 4

Sonata No. 3, No. 6

Sonata No. 2

Trois mouvements de Petrouchka

Rhapsody in Blue