5. Richard Chang 張立仁, Violinist/2014/10

Richard Chang 張立仁, Violinist

張立仁Richard Chang began playing the violin at the age of four in Taiwan and continued his studies with Professor One in Tokyo. In 1978, Mr. Chang attended the Julliard Pre-College and College Divisions, studying with Hyo Kang and Dorothy DeLay as a scholarship Student. He received his Bachelor and Masters degrees in 1987. He also studied with Aaron Rosand for two years at the Mannes School of Music upon graduating from the Julliard School and receiving his Professional Studies Diploma. Mr. Chang has served as Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, the Julliard Orchestra, and the Mannes Orchestra. For the three summers from 1987 to 1989, Mr. Chang received a grant form the French Government to attend the Music Festival of Nice; he also performed in the Summer Concert. Other orchestras that Mr. Chang has performed with include the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Wheaton Symphony of Chicago, and the Aspen Symphony. He has been a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra since 1995.