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.