Name: Hanqing Chang
Originally from: China
Last school attended: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Notable performance: Concerto debut with the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10
Hanqing Chang started playing the piano at the age of 4 and began her formal music education at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music at age 12. She received a Master of Music from from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Music Arts at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
At the age of 10, Ms. Chang started performing publicly and was invited to perform Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto with the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Of Ms. Chang’s performance, New Post Styles Weekly wrote, “Passionate melodies filled the concert hall whilst the whole audience wastransfixed instantly. Leaping of octaves and sustaining harmony portrayed a ballet onstage until the last notes slipped through her fingertips. Ms. Chang conquered theaudience with her extraordinary performance.”
Ms. Chang has won several piano competitions, including First Prizes at the College-Conservatory of Music Piano Concerto Competition, 3rd Wiesbaden International Piano Competition, 10th Xinhai Cup National Piano Competition, 3rd HGS National Piano Competition, and the 12th Hong Kong Piano Open Competition in Hong Kong, as well as Second Prize in the Asian Youth Music International Competition.