BM, MM Li-Ly Chang, Pianist, composer, chamber musician. She had her Bachelor of Arts degree from National Taiwan University, her Master of Music in Piano & Composition from University Of Texas. She also did special graduate studies at Peabody Conservatory of Music in piano, composition and chamber music. Ms. Chang has studied with Sacha Gorodnitzki, Leon Fleisher, Sequeira Costa, Fernando Laires, Walter Hautzig , Jack Winerock and Ming Tcherepnin.
She has received many awards (Composers Circle, Teachers’ Enrichment Grant from Maryland State Music Teachers, Commissioned Composer of Maryland State Music Teachers.), grants( Maryland State Arts Council , Arts& Humanities Council of Montgomery County) and has given recitals ,lecture recitals , workshops and performed concertos in Asia, Europe and the U.S.
Her performance includes the Dame Myra Hess Series, Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Roosevelt Hall, Trinity Church Series, Shriver Hall and Strathmore Hall. She has given master classes and lecture recitals in George Washington University, Savannah on Stage Festival, Mannes School of Music, Delaware State College, Levine School of Music, McDaniel College, La Plata University, Georgetown University and New England Conservatory, U.S. State Department, World Piano Pedagogy Conference,.
An active chamber musician, she has performed with members of National Symphony, Baltimore symphony, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, White House Orchestra, Army Band. She is in constant demand for adjudication. She has judged in the Chamber Music Foundation of New England in Carnegie Hall and American Asian Music Society in New Jersey. This August she is invited to perform at the Shanghai International Youth Cultural and Arts Festival 2011 in Shanghai, China.
She served on the faculty of the premiere Washington International Piano Festival in 2009. She taught at Tunghai Univ. Theological Baptist Seminary & Catonsville Community College.
She loves gardening and feels teaching is like working on the garden, waiting patiently for the plant to grow and bear fruit. From sewing the seeds, watching it starts to grow is like watching the students grow & progress. It is such a joy to her. Her students have won solo, ensemble and concerto competitions at Laurel, Columbia, Montgomery County, Maryland State Music Teachers Asso. & International Competitions. Thus they have played at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Carnegie Hall, Mekin Hall, The Opera Ho in NY. She often brings students to senior homes, Art galleries, Brookside Garden to perform, teaches them how to share their talent by serving the community at a young age.
She was a music panelist for the Maryland State Arts Council and is the Director of the International Young Artist Piano Competition that she founded in 1985.Now the IYAPC is in all States and overseas such as Germany, France, Singapore, China, Taiwan, with International board members and juries. In 1995 she founded the Musical Arts International Inc.
She is an expert partner in the Poulenc Violin Sonata; She played with the Monumental Brass Quintet with poise and considerable skill. The Ensemble showed expert technique, emotional expressiveness and a firm sense of partnership. “The Washington Post.”
Her artistic ability and dedication to giving a crowd-pleasing performance made a very memorable day for usWashington Summer Music Festival.
Her performance reflected her superb sensitivity and creativity both as a pianist and as a composer-The State Department State of the Arts Cultural Series.The performance of her Capriccio was fun and infectious–Kennedy Center On Line Review.