“…A terrific pianist, Kai-Ching Chang, about whom I cannot rave enough. …as a collaborative pianist she cannot be beat.” – Boston Musical Intellegencer.
“Chang delivered a poetic Beethoven Sonata op. 109, carefully forming every single note as a dynamically refined storyteller.”- Epoch Times.
*Photography by Asher + Oak Photography, info below.
Kai-Ching Chang, pianist and the only winner of Prix de Musique de Chambre from Les Ecoles d’Art
Américaines de Fontainebleau in France in 2010. She is the Music Director of Bait/Switch Project which is an
initiative dedicated to inspiring, connecting, and supporting creative people across disciplines. To provide accessible
arts to the community, she directed When Notes Fly Chamber Music Ensemble and collaborated with local artists,
architect designer, theater producer, and ballerinas to perform twenty-four free concerts at Voltage Coffee & Art in
Boston in one year. Inspired by this innovative series, award-winning filmmaker Tatyana Bronstein produced a
documentary "When Notes Fly" based on Ms. Chang’s work. In summer 2012. Ms. Chang participated in the
El Sistema program in Colón, Venezuela, where she witnessed the children’s incredible passion for music-making
and was subsequently awarded Distinguished Visitor of Táchira State. In October 2012, she performed on an art
installation by Os Gêmeos (Brazilian Artists) at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. As a winner of the Longy
School of Music Concerto Competition in 2008, she performed the Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.1 with Longy
As a collaborative pianist, Ms. Chang has appeared as a performing associate in International Bowdoin Music
Festival. Ms. Chang performed as a guest artist in the Harvard University Dudley Arts Chamber Music Series in the
2011-2012 season. She has collaborated with Laurence Lesser, Paula Robison, Roger Tapping, Sergey Antonov,
Carol McGonell, Meighan Stoops, and Nancy Zhou. In 2005, she worked as an assistant accompanist in National
Symphony Orchestra (Taipei, Taiwan). Kai-Ching has collaborated with composer Paul Brust, and has premiered
contemporary works by Samuel Beebe, Amit Gilutz, JwaBum Saho Kim, Caroline Park, Joel Schenk, Aaron
Silverstein, Adam Jacob Simon, and Michael Taylor. In 2015, she was invited as a guest pianist by Neave Trio for
their America tour. She has performances throughout Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, France,
Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, Vienna, and Venezuela.
Ms. Chang served as a staff pianist at New England Conservatory (2010-2014) and the faculty of New School of
Music in Cambridge (2007-now). She holds a B.M. from Soochow University in Taipei, and an M.M. in piano
performance and an Artist Diploma in collaborative piano from the Longy School of Music (2008). Her teachers
include Peter Serkin, Wayman Chin, and Ingrid Tsung and chamber music studies with Roger Tapping. Her
performance could be heard on WGBH radio and Youtube.
Piano teaching and coaching experience:
Piano Faculty, New School of Music, Cambridge, MA 2007- now
Staff Pianist, New England Conservatory, Boston. 2010- 2014
Faculty and Staff Pianist, Festival de Musica de Colon, Venezuela Summer, 2012
Guest Faculty, Community Programs of Longy School of Music Fall, 2011
Pianist and Music Education Teacher, PALS Children’s Chorus, Brookline. 2007- 2010
Piano and Violin Faculty, Yamaha Institution, Yuanlin, Taiwan 2004-2005
Piano Faculty, Yishih Village Music World, Taipei, Taiwan 2004-2005
Sub. Piano Faculty, Fu-Hsing Senior High School, Taipei, Taiwan Sep.-Nov. 2004
*Photography by Cai Vail, Asher + Oak Photography, asherandoak.com