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Doctoral candidate Yi Chang wins first prize in international competition

Doctoral candidate Yi Chang was awarded first place in the Charleston International Music Competition for the above performance.

A native of Taiwan, Yi Chang is a piano performance major at the University of Kansas. Chang received third place in the Japan Asia Cup International Competition (2006), and was the winner of second place in the Harold Protsman Classical Period Piano Competition (2015). He has performed in masterclasses with Richard Goode, Christian Tetzlaff, Leonidas Kavakos, Boris Berman, Boris Slutsky, William Grant Nabore, Malcom Bilson and many other well established musicians. Previously, Chang was a pupil of Alvin Chow at Oberlin Conservatory and Pavlina Dokovska at Mannes School of Music. His other primary teachers include Andrei Yeh and Winston Choi. Chang is currently pursuing his doctoral of musical arts degree, studying with Scott McBride Smith, KU Music Cordelia Brown Murphy Professor of Piano Pedagogy. An active performer, Chang has performed in various venues including Steinway Hall, Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and more.


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