Taiwanese-born Violinist Joy Chang received her musical training on three different continents including Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia and the USA. She has gained international recognitions as a chamber, orchestral and solo artist.
As a chamber musician, Ms. Chang was a two-time finalist of the New Zealand Westpac Chamber Music Competition. As an orchestral musician, Ms. Chang has worked with conductors like Leonard Slatkin, Sir Colin Davis, Kurt Masur and Pinchas Zuckerman, to name a few. She has played with the Honolulu Symphony (USA) and the Orlando Philharmonic (USA), collaborating with distinguished artists such as violinists Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Elmar Oliveira, Ani & Ida Kavafian, Lara St. John; pianist Andre Watts; Grammy, Tony, Golden Globe and Academy Award winner Marvin Hamlisch; music legends Pat Benatar, The Temptations and Wynonna Judd. As a soloist, she has appeared in numerous recitals in Europe, Australasia and the US.
Besides classical music, Joy also enjoys playing pops and Jazz. She has entertained thousands of audiences performing in venues such as Walt Disney World, Sea World Orlando and the Hard Rock Café.
Ms. Chang holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia, and a Masters degree in Violin Performance from the Manhattan school of Music in New York City where she studied with Dr. Curtis Macomber.
She is currently a casual member of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra and works at Chatswood Public School as a violin tutor.