About Fenia Chang

“Truly one of the greatest pianists of her generation. Her impeccable techniques and music taste—superb tone and sensitive touch delivered under her full command of styles —rarely seen on today’s concert stage”. 

“Fenia has a refined technical mastery—combining vigor and suppleness with natural eloquence.”

Watch Fenia perform the Scriabin Sonata No 5, Op 53

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Pianist Dr. Fenia I-Fen Chang’s active concert career has taken her to the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher (David Geffen) and Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Taiwan’s National Concert Hall, and National Concert Halls in Beijing, Shanghai, China, and tours of France, Italy, South Korea.

She has performed extensively at venues including the Museum of Modern Arts in New York, Washington Arts Club Concert Series, Kennedy Center, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, the Strathmore Hall in Maryland, Fairfax Auditorium in Virginia, the Ellipse Arts Center, Friday Morning Music Club Artist Series in Washington DC.

Beginning her piano study at the age of eight, Fenia quickly rose in talent and visibility. She received a full piano scholarship and was accepted to the Juilliard School at age of 17 and was the prize winner at several renowned piano competitions such as International Concert Guilds and the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition.  

Fenia’s recent engagements have included performances on four continents at venues including Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Ecole Normale de Paris in France, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the National Concert Hall in Taipei, the Cultural Center of Hong Kong, Concert Hall in Beijing and Shanghai in China.

Fenia’s active university solo recital schedules also took her to perform at several prestigious universities, such as Rice University, Baylor University, Southern Methodist University, Texas Woman’s University, Dallas Baptist University, University of Texas at Tyler, Richland College, Eastfield College as well as Judson College in IL, University of Nebraska in NE and University of Rhode Island.

She is a sought-after adjudicator, clinician and frequent presenter at music workshops in the Dallas Fort Worth area. She is also a frequent adjudicator at several prominent Metroplex piano competitions, with recent duties at TMTA Regional Solo Performance Contest in 2018.

Fenia holds the Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from the Juilliard School, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Maryland. Her teachers include pianists Abbey Simon, Russell Sherman, Jerome Lowenthal, Thomas Schumacher and Santiago Rodriguez.

Fenia currently serves as the Piano Faculty at Austin College, Dallas College – Mountain View Campus, as well as the collaborative pianist at Collin College in Texas. Her bio has been listed on the Marguis “Who’s Who in America” since 2005.

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