Described for her captivating and poetic musical interpretations, Malaysian pianist, Joanne Chang has performed and taught internationally in Asia, North America, and Europe. Joanne has been featured on WQXR’s Young Artist Showcase (New York), WFMT’s Fiesta Latin America (Chicago), International Menuhin Music Academy (Switzerland), BFM’s Front Row Podcast (Kuala Lumpur), Indiana University’s Latin American Music Center (Bloomington), Sphinx Connect (Detroit), and the National Youth Orchestra of China (Beijing), among others.
Recent success and upcoming projects include recitals and debut CD “Diálogos” (2018) featuring Mexican violin and piano music with violinist Alan Snow, lecture recital at the 2019 UCSI University Piano Pedagogy Symposium, and paper presentation and publication at the 9th Hawaii University International Conference (2019), and solo performances at North America, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
As a pedagogue, Joanne is faculty member at the Indiana University Young Pianists Academy and Camp Encore/Coda (Maine). She also held teaching positions at Indiana University and Florida State University. At IU, Joanne served as Associate Instructor in Piano and program assistant to the Secondary Piano and Accompanying Departments. Joanne is president/founder of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Collegiate Chapter at IU, established Fall 2019.
An ABD doctoral candidate in Piano Performance and Literature at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, Joanne holds Minors in Music Theory and Arts Administration. Joanne received a MM degree in piano from Florida State University, and a BM (summa cum laude) in piano from Kent State University, alongside an honors thesis written on French piano duet music. Joanne is currently working on a written project titled "Franz Liszt: The Bridge to Modernism."
Joanne’s primary teachers are Karen Shaw, Read Gainsford, Jerry Wong, Patricia Lim, and additional studies with Menahem Pressler and Olga Sitkovetsky.