Summer Classical Music Dinner – Wan-Chin Chang, Piano
Summer Classical Music Dinner
Recital at 7:00 $5
J.S. Bach – Italian Concerto
Beethoven – Sonata Op.57, “Appassionata”
Chopin – Ballade No.1
Gershwin – 3 Preludes
Dinner at 6:15 $17
TBA including wine
Wan-Chin Chang appears regularly as a soloist with orchestras such as Dana Point Symphony, Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, Southern California Philharmonics, MiraCosta College Symphony, Southland Symphony, Temecula Valley Symphony, Orange County Symphony, and Orange County Wind Symphony. Besides concerto and solo performances, she also frequently collaborates with other musicians in chamber recitals, and she had been invited to perform at various festivals across the U.S.
Native of Taiwan, Wan-Chin started studying piano at the age of five, and the violin at eight. After her family immigrated to the United States, she attended Los Angeles County High School for the Arts as a double major in piano and violin. As the assistant concertmaster of the LACHSA Orchestra, she had the rare opportunity to perform with the Los Angeles Philharmonic through their Young Musicians Program. She also shared the stage with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist/conductor Jeffrey Kahane for the Inner City Music Program.
Dr. Chang attended the University of Southern California and Aspen Music Festival with full scholarships, and she was the winner of the Leni Fe Foundation Scholarship, Pi Kappa Lambda Award, Chamber Music Award, and Outstanding Graduate Award. She also served as an assistant lecturer while completing her DMA in piano performance with a minor in violin performance from USC under the guidance of Antoinette Perry on the piano, and Eudice Shapiro on the violin.
As an educator, Dr. Chang has been the adjudicator for MTNA and MTAC student evaluations and competitions. She has also been the appointed accompanist for several competitions and festivals such as the Stars of Tomorrow, Opera Night at South Orange County School for the Arts, and Santa Monica Concerto Competition. She is currently on faculty at MiraCosta College in Oceanside and Soka University of America in Aliso Viejo. During the summer, she is the piano department chair at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan.