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* You can check out a copy of my doctorate document on Unsuk Chin's Piano Etudes through the Indiana University Music Library (via Inter-Library Loan). If the copy is not available, please contact me via email. You can also download the introduction of the docment on this website. (look to your left)
Recently she made a debut at the Virtuosi Festival in Recife and Festival Inverno de Garanhuns in Brazil; appeared as a soloist with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra; made solo appearances at the Art Festival Olivet, France, and the Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio; gave concerts around Minnesota with the Arsenal Trio, presented by Chamber Music ff and supported by the Minnesota State Arts Board; and presented a program of Liszt’s Paganini Etudes in venues throughout the Midwest and the East coast. She has also developed a close relation with the James Sewell Ballet in Minneapolis, and collaborated with them for a series of concerts presented by the Schubert Club of Minneapolis and the Cheryl Lossett Nelson Performing Arts Series at Minnesota Sate University-Moorhead. In 2012-3 she is invited to play at The Florida State University's John Cage Centennial Week, at the University of Louisville to premiere a new work by Steve Rouse, appear at the Reid Center in Grand Rapids Minnesota, and perform chamber recitals at University of Georgia, Indiana University-South Bend, and University of North Florida.
Together with violinist Benjamin Sung, Ms. Chang is one of the recipients of the 2009 Aaron Copland Fund Recording Grant. They recently recorded four pieces for violin and piano by young American composers, three of which were written for them, and will release a CD via Albany Record in 2013. She was also the first winner of the Mikhashoff International Competition for Pianist-Composer Collaboration in 2008, and gave her winner’s recital at the Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center in Buffalo, NY. Other awards and honors include the Henry Kohn Award for outstanding achievement at the Tanglewood Music Center, an Honorary Fellowship from the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, the President’s Award from Seoul National University, and the Grand Prize from the Samick Piano Competition, Korea. As a recording artist, she has released several commercial CDs including “Piano for Easy Listening” on Sony/ BMG Korea and “Classics for Children” on Seoul Record, Korea. Her most recent recording is a solo piano collection for children ("I am Piano") from Universal Korea and a collection of 12 CDs entitled “12 Months of Classical Music” by Sony Music Korea, which she curated.
An avid performer of new music, Ms. Chang has been a frequent guest artist of the Studio 2021 Series at Seoul National University, as well as new music festivals at Ball State University and the University of Louisville. Her doctoral research on the etudes of György Ligeti and Unsuk Chin has evolved into an ongoing series of lectures and recitals exploring the piano etudes and miniatures of the 20th and 21st centuries, which she has presented at Indiana University, University of Louisville, Seoul National University, Florida State University, and Auburn University Montgomery. She has closely worked with David Dzubay, John Harbison, George Perle, Steve Rouse, and Marc Satterwhite, among others.
Ms. Chang holds the degrees of Doctor of Music and Master of Music in Piano Performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University under the tutelage of György Sebök, Reiko Neriki, and Edward Auer. She received her Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from Seoul National University, where she studied with Jungkyu Kim. She served as a faculty member at Concordia College, MN, North Dakota State University, and the Troy University AL, and as the Artistic Director of “Chamber Music ff,” a series in Fergus Falls, MN. She currently resides in sunny Tallahassee with her husband, violinist Benjamin Sung.
In her leisure time, Jihye enjoys drinking good espresso, cooking, reading, eating, and blogging on blog.naver.com/jhjascha.