Pianist Yu-Lun Chang was born in Taiwan. He received his bachelor’s degree with Professor Grace Chung at Tainan National University of the Arts. With Professor Robert Benz at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Mannheim, Mr. Chang received his master’s degree in piano performance with the highest score of 1,0. Thereafter, he was granted the Highest Performance Diploma (Meisterklassenexamen) with recognition from the faculty in 2019. For his graduation concert, Mr. Chang successfully performed Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” with conductor Stefan Blunier and Sinfonieorchester der Musikhochschule Mannheim.
Currently, Mr. Chang is freelancing and teaching in Mannheim Area, Germany. (Musikschule Hockenheim, Klavierschule Min and TonARTe Musikschule)
As an active soloist, Mr. Chang is the prizewinner of many competitions, including the XXX European Music Competition “Città di Moncalieri”- second prize in category piano with Orchestra Classica di Alessandria (2018, Italy), the Alion Baltic International Music Competition 2018 – first prize and Koltun Artist Agency prize (2018, Estonia), the 8th International Competition “Youth Academy Award“- first prize (2018, Italy), the 4th International Youth Music Competition / „with music through Europe”- absolute first prize and special prize „VIRTUOSITA“ (2018, Lithuania), the 28th Young Musician International Competition “Città di Barletta”- first prize and special prize “Premio Direzione Artistica” (2018, Italy), the Città di Treviso International Piano Competition- third prize (2017, Italy), the Hong Kong International Music Competition- third prize (2015, Hong Kong), and the Taiwan-Asia International Piano Competition- first prize (2012, Taiwan).
Mr. Chang also received scholarships from the “Bach Xinsheng” Concert Series Scholarship (2018), the Memorial in “Expatriates Japan” Pianist Zhou Ya-Lang Scholarship (2014), the Jing-Jing Chang Scholarship Competition (2012) and the Yamaha Scholarship Competition (2010).
Aside from competitions, Mr. Chang attended Music Festivals at Walnut Hill in Boston, U.S.A. (2008), Euro Music Festival in Leipzig, Germany (2009), International Chinese-Austrian Contemporary Music Camp (2012), InterHarmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy (2013, 2015), Music Festival PIANALE- International Piano Academy & Competition in Schlitz, Germany (2017), Todi International Music Academy in Todi, Italy (2017, 2018), Alion Baltic International Music in Tallinn, Estonia (2018) and Music Fest Perugia in Perugia, Italy(2019).
In 2019, Mr. Chang was invited by Lithuania pianist/artistic director Gintaras Januševičius to join the 2019 International Winter Piano Academy FEUERWERK for private lessons, lectures, individual physiotherapy and studio recording sessions. The Academy’s concert tour consisted of four recitals in Germany.
He also performed for Ning An, Vitali Berzon, Kvita Bilynska, Chantal de Buchy, Michael Bulychev-Okser, Bruno Canino, Chong-li Cai, Sylvia Chambless, Hung-Kuan Chen, Pi-Hsien Chen, Judy Chin, Antonio di Cristofano, Pietro De Maria, Justas Dvarionas, Akiko Ebi, David Fung, Jay Gottlieb, Olivier Gardon, Sergei Glavatskih, Hugo Goldenzweig, Gintaras Januševičius, Alexander Kobrin, Elena Kuschnerova, Fang-Yi Lee, Seymour Lipkin, Meng-Chieh Liu, Albert Lotto, Marina Lomazov, Yong Hi Moon, Victoria Mushkatkol, Ursula Oppens, Genya Paley, Markus Schirmer, Vadim Sakharov, Antti Siirala, Ruth Slenczynska, Boris Slutsky, Ju-Ying Song, Cameron Stowe, Natalia Trull, David Violi, Ilana Vered, Jerry Wong, Uta Weyand and Xin Wang.
Over the years, he has played in Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, the United States, Japan, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The concerts and Mr. Chang’s concerts and performances were highly praised and reported by the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung, the Rheinische Post,…etc.