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Email: YChang@messiah.edu

 

 

 

Ya-Ting Chang  graduated from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University with BM and MM in piano performance. She is a member of piano faculty at Messiah College in Grantham, PA and was on the faculty at Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland. Ms. Chang is the pianist of the Mendelssohn Piano Trio, which is an Ensemble-in-residence at the Embassy Series and Messiah College. She has toured in the U.S. and abroad as well as recorded numerous CDs with this group.

Ya-Ting Chang began studying piano at age six. After winning first prize in the 1987 Taiwan National Piano Competition, she came to the United States in 1988 as part of the Taiwanese Government’s Gifted Children program. She studied piano with Enrique Graf, and flute with Gail Cameron and Bonnie Lake. Ms. Chang entered the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University as a scholarship student of Ann Schein, a pupil of Since then, she has performed extensively throughout the United States, Germany, Hong Kong and Taiwan. For three years she participated in the Collaborative Artist Program at the Aspen Summer Festival and performed in the International Piccolo Spoleto Music Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. Ms. Chang appeared as a soloist with Messiah College Orchestra, Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra, Shippensburg University Festival Orchestra as well as Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra. She has given masterclasses and served as an adjudicator in competitions.Arthur Rubinstein, Myra Hess and Mieczyslaw Munz.

 

She is also a very active chamber musician who enjoys making music with performers outside of her piano trio. She has collaborated with many instrumentalists including members of the Razumovsky String Quartet, National Chamber Ensemble, Fessenden Ensemble, principal flutists of Memphis and Harrisburg Symphony Orchestras as well as renowned cellist, Ronald Leonard. The Washington Post critics described her recent performances in Washington DC Embassy Series as “impressive” and “eloquent”.  Visit her website at mendelssohnpianotrio.com.

 

Ya-Ting Chang is married to the violinist, Peter Sirotin, and they reside in Potomac, Maryland.