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Chia-Hung Chang

“A Brilliant Musician!” - Musical Review of the French Cultural Media, RueilInfos

In his childhood, performer Chang Chia-hung was taught and enlightened by Ms. Chou An-chi in music education and piano learning. His wind music was taught by Mr. Kang Lun-chang. He later studied Saxophone under Professor Li Cheng-yu and the saxophone player Professor Yen Ching-hsien, and was apprenticed to the famous conductor Professor Kuo Lian-chang on orchestra conducting.
After his graduation from the French Conservatoire National de Region de Rueil-Malmaison in 2007, Chang was studying under the guidance of Professor Daneil Gremelle, a saxophone player specially contracted by the Symphony Orchestra of Opéra Garnier in Paris, and the first prize winner in 6 International Saxophone Competitions. In the shortest period of schooling, Chang managed to obtain the First Prize Diploma of the advanced saxophone class (Master Program), and the prestigious First Prize Diploma of the excellence-level performance class, a higher honor unanimously approved across the board (the judge panel headed by Alain Crepin, Chairman of the International Saxophone Association and saxophone professor of Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, Belgium), as well as the Advanced Diploma of Music Studies (D.E.M.) before he enrolled in the school's most advanced career performance program. In addition to that, he also won many awards: the first place of Taiwan Hsin Tian Gong Temple's Jing Yin Awards (the first ad hoc group of classical saxophone in the music competition of Taiwan, 2003), first place in the saxophone category of the Taiwan Band Association’s First Solo Competition of Wind Instruments (2004), first prize medal winner of French international competition of Universidade Federal do Amazona (U.F.A.M.) (2005), and second prize winner of the Fourteenth European international Music Competition of Picardie (2007).
Chang has been invited to play along with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra on various musical pieces, such as Ravel’s Boléro, Shostakovich’s Jazz Suites No.1 and Jazz Suites No.2, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Crazy for You Prelude, Harbison’s Remembering Gatsby and the symphony orchestra Solo in The Godfather Suites, and a saxophone solo in the large landscape musical - Princess Turandot, directed by Zhang Yimou.
Chang served formerly as the chief saxophonist of C.Y.C. Wind Orchestra and the Ministry of National Defense Symphony Orchestra (MNDSO), and is currently a member of the Taipei Saxophone Ensemble, the Quatuor De Saxophone Diapason, the Taipei Symphony Wind Ensemble, and L'orchestre d'Harmonie Chanson du Vent, a saxophone tutor for Pei De Junior High, the guest saxophonist of Taipei Symphony Orchestra, and the Taitung University lecturer.