Sebastian Chang


Pianist | Composer




Bio


Sebastian Chang uses harmony and counterpoint within complex textures to create clear super-structures. His art is a visceral reaction to the gestalt of our times.

His international debut came at the age of 9, when he performed the piano solo part of his original composition Concertino for Piano and Orchestra with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

Sebastian won three BMI Student Composer Awards and five ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards. He is the youngest three-time BMI Student Composer Award winner.

He is the pianist and resident composer for the Louisville Orchestra. His Classical Symphony premiered January 2015. The premiere is the subject of Episode 9 of the PBS web miniseries "Music Makes a City". Grand Passacaglia Fanfare, written for Yo-Yo Ma's birthday and Louisville Orchestra annual Gala, premiered October 2016.

He curated a new score for the film Battleship Potemkin, which premiered live in March 2017. His new composition for the Louisville Orchestra premieres February 2018.

Awards

Composition

  1. BMI Student Composer Awards '07 | '05 | '02
  2. ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould
    Young Composers Awards,
    '06 | '05 | '04 | '02 | '01
  3. Davidson Fellow Laureate Scholarship, $50k
  4. 1st Place Music Teachers National Association
    Student Composition Competition,
    '05 | '02 | '00

Press


Compositions

Dectet

Miami | Mar '14

Sextet

Miami | Mar '12

Kali Yuga
5 mvts

Los Angeles | Mar '10

Shining World
3 mvts

Los Angeles | Mar '10

Empty Spaces

Los Angeles | Mar '10

Desert Run

Philadelphia | Nov '06

Calendar


Yuja Wang Plays Rachmaninoff
Sat, Sept 23, '17 @ 8 PM
@ Whitney Hall
War and Peace
Fri, Feb 2, '18 @ 11 AM
War and Peace
Sat, Feb 3, '18 @ 8 PM
@ Whitney Hall