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EVELYN CHANG

 

Taiwan-born pianist Evelyn Chang has been an active performer in Asia since moving to Hong Kong in 2009. She enjoys collaborations with composers and artists across the world. Evelyn has been invited several times to perform at the International Hong Kong Chamber Music Festival, Bear’s Premiere Festival and Hong Kong Arts Festival.

 

She spent eighteen years in London where she studied and performed regularly as a soloist and chamber musician, appearing at the Buckingham Palace, South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall and many other venues in the UK and Europe. She premiered new works and also made numerous recordings including ‘Mahakali’- an improvisatory album with saxophonist Paul Dunmall,  a recital album with violist Maxim Rysanov and a debut solo album ‘Poets from the East’ for Avie Records featuring miniatures by Desyatnikov, Ma Shui-Long and Tabakova. 

Graduated from The Purcell School of Music and Royal College of Music, her teachers included Valéria Szervénszky, Graham Fitch, Andrej Esterhézy, Irina Zaritskaya and Andrew Ball.

Recently Evelyn began writing music. Her debut composition Fantasies for Children - a set of 20 miniatures based on animal themes for piano solo is published by Universal Edition. They are music memos of the story & play times with her children. 

She is a Steinway Artist.

Concerts

 

Beare's Premiere Music Festival 2023 - Carnival of the Zodiac Family Concert

8:00 AM

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

Programme:

Carnival of the Zodiac for Two Pianos & Chamber Ensemble 

Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals (reworked for Chinese New Year) by Haylie Ecker, with additional movements by Dobrinka Tabakova and poems by Nury Vittachi.

Ruda Lee, Kiann Chow (violins)

Ringo Chan (viola) Eric Yip (cello) Masami Nagai (double bass)

Eric Fung (clarinet) Angus Lee (flute) 

Phoebe Chan, Karina Yai (percussions)

Colleen Lee, Evelyn Chang (pianos)

Haylie Ecker, Leon Chu (Narrators)


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Beare's Premiere Music Fesitival 2023 - Cho-Liang Lin Violin Recital

11:30 PM

Friday, January 6, 2023

Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

Programme: 

Bach Sonata for Violin & Keyboard No.3 in E Major, BWV 1016

Schumann/Brahms FAE Sonata: II Intermezzo & III Scherzo

Brahms Piano & Violin Sonata Op.100 in A Major

Chang Elegy

Debussy Sonata for Violin & Piano in g minor


Details

Where are the Animals?

9:00 AM

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Programme:

The forest nymph and the hunter are inviting friends big and small to join in the summer fun! Which animals will show up at the party? Cunning fox? Fierce tiger? Cute rabbit or clever monkey?

We welcome audience old and young to dress up in animal costumes and bring their animal toys to the theatre. Join us on this musical adventure as we listen to the movements inspired by different animals. Those who success in finding the animals will receive a prize!


Selected movements from Evelyn Chang  Fantasies for Children
Joseph Reiser The Beast Suite (For piano four hands)

Nancy Loo (curator, devising performer and pianist)

Edmond Kok (curator, costume designer and devising performer)

Evelyn Chang (pianist)

Tang Yim-Lan (devising performer)

Cheung Lik-hang (set designer) 

Ruby Yau (lighting designer)


Three Shows: 11am, 2:30pm & 5pm


Details

Where are the Animals?

9:00 AM

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Studio Theatre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre

Programme:

The forest nymph and the hunter are inviting friends big and small to join in the summer fun! Which animals will show up at the party? Cunning fox? Fierce tiger? Cute rabbit or clever monkey?

We welcome audience old and young to dress up in animal costumes and bring their animal toys to the theatre. Join us on this musical adventure as we listen to the movements inspired by different animals. Those who success in finding the animals will receive a prize!


Selected movements from Evelyn Chang  Fantasies for Children
Joseph Reiser The Beast Suite (For piano four hands)

Nancy Loo (curator, devising performer and pianist)

Edmond Kok (curator, costume designer and devising performer)

Evelyn Chang (pianist)

Tang Yim-Lan (devising performer)

Cheung Lik-hang (set designer) 

Ruby Yau (lighting designer)


Three Shows: 11am, 2:30pm & 5pm


Details

Jamal Aliyev Cello Recital : 4 Cities

11:30 PM

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall

Programme:

Chopin Nocturne in c-sharp minor   

Tchaikovsky Nocturne in d minor

Fazil Say Cello Sonata, Four Cities

Piazzolla Oblivion

Mozart Rondo "Alla Turca" from piano sonata No.11 in a minor

Jamal Aliyev (cello), Evelyn Chang (piano)


Chopin Introduction and Polonaise brilliante

Dvořák Romantische stücke Op.75 No.1

C.Oslu Kâtibim Jazz Variations ( World Premiere)

Popper Hungarian Rhapsody

Jamal Aliyev (cello), Vanessa Wong Wai-yin (piano)


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Beare's Premiere Music Festival 2020 - The Martial Arts Trilogy : Film & Music

11:30 PM

Saturday, January 11, 2020

JC Cube, Tai Kwun, Hong Kong

Programme: 

Tan Dun - The Martial Arts Sonata Cycle 

Cho-Liang Lin, violin 

Lyn Zhu, cello

Evelyn Chang, piano 


Details

Violin & Piano Recital with Akiko Suwanai

11:30 PM

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Guangzhou Opera House, China

Programme:

Brahms Violin & Piano Sonata Op.108 in d minor 

Dvorak Four Romantic Pieces Op.75 

Franck Violin & Piano Sonata in A Major


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Violin & Piano Recital with Akiko Suwanai

11:30 PM

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Guangzhou Opera House , China

Programme:

Brahms Violin & Piano Sonata Op.78 in G Major 

Clara Schumann Three Romances Op.21 

Schumann Violin & Piano Sonata Op.121 in d minor 


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Discography

Poets from the East

Evelyn Chang

Producer: Simon Fox-Gal 
 Recorded at St. George’s Bristol Label: Avie Records

Atmosphere without Oxygen2

Paul Dunmal, Evelyn Chang, Philip Gibbs, Trevor Taylor

Recorded at the Victoria Rooms Bristol on 11th November 2008 Engineer: Jonathan Scott Label: FMR Records

Crossing

Trevor Taylor, Paul Dunmall, Evelyn Chang

Label: FMR Records

Contemporary Music from Ireland

Simon Mawhinney, Evelyn Chang

This CD can only be obtained at the Contemporary Music Centre of Ireland.

Mahakali

Paul Dunmall, Evelyn Chang

Recorded at Victoria Rooms Bristol 2nd November 2008, Engineer: Jonathan Scott Spontaneous Compositions: Dunmall/Chang, Label: Duns Records

Atmosphere without Oxygen

Paul Dunmal, Evelyn Chang, Philip Gibbs, Trevor Taylor

Recorded at the Victoria Rooms Bristol on 5th March 2008. Engineer: Jonathan Scott Label: FMR Records

Nuevas obras pra clarinete y piano

Cristo Barrios, Evelyn Chang

Producer: Toni Paris Recorded at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Canarias Label: RALS Records

Brahms, Bridge, Enescu, Franck, Glinka & Tabakova

Maxim Rysanov, Evelyn Chang

Producer: Simon Fox-Gal Recorded in: Potton Hall, Suffolk 7 - 9 August 2006