Present and Past
Ya-Ting Chang (piano)
Graduated from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with BM and MM. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at Messiah College in PA. As Pianist for the Mendelssohn Piano Trio, Ya-Ting Chang contributes a virtuoso talent developed from years of solo and chamber music experience. She is reputed for her measureless ability to couple sophistication and grace with an intellectual passion for each piece she performs. The result is a performance of an extraordinary musicality and depth. Ya-Ting Chang began studying piano at age six, and she soared to national prominence in her native Taiwan when she won first prize in the 1987 Taiwan National Piano Competition. After coming to the United States in 1988 as part of the Taiwanese Government's Gifted Children program, she studied piano with Enrique Graf. She entered the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University as a scholarship student of Ann Schein. She has performed extensively throughout the United States, Germany, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Award won include the International Young Keyboard Artists Association Piano Solo Competition, and Piano Concerto Competition; the Music Teachers National Association Maryland Piano Competition and the Eastern Division Piano Competition; International Corpus Cristi Young Artists Piano Concerto Competition; and the Taiwan National Chopin Competition.
The Washington Post critics described her recent performances in Washington DC Embassy Series as "impressive" and "eloquent".