Jihye Chang

Project and News

Seaside Piano Intensive 2017 was a great start to something that I dreamed of for a few years. Stay tuned for an update on the Ver. 2! 

New booklet on piano etudes, in collaboration with artist Min Oh. (http://www.min-oh.net), projected in fall 2018 
Appearance with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, November 16-17, 2018
Appearance at the Piccolo Spoletto, June 5, 2018


Continuum 88 Project
Contunuum 88 is a multi-year journey exploring the solo keyboard literature, ink dry and wet, through the lens of compositional genre and pianistic challenges. I will perform significant pieces from the major genres of the piano repertoire, and will commission and premiere new works in these genres by young composers from around the world.
The project began in October 2016, with focus on piano preludes. 2017-8 will be focused on piano etudes. Composers Natalie Williams awrote a set of etudes. 
2018-9 season will continue to feature etudes as well as the theme of fantasies with new works by Jocelyn Hagen, Seungyon Kim, Shinuh Lee, and Peter Kramer; 2019-20 will be a year of sonatas, and Christian Gentry will write a new sonata for the project; and 2020-21 will focus on miniatures, variations, and epilogues. The final season will feature new works by Texu Kim and Jeremy Podgursky. I am constantly researching and looking for new composers, so please let me know if you are a composer and would like to be part of this project! 

2018-19: Etudes and Fantasies
2018-19 season will feature fantasies by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Schumann along with 

2017-8: Etudes Plus
2017-18 season will focus on piano etudes. This is a subject that Chang has focused on for the past 9 years through various concerts, premieres, lectures, workshops, and classroom teaching. This specific interest and research will culminate in a series of performances where she will present etudes old and new, including a new set of etudes by Natalie Williams (2017) as well as a large scale etude-fantasy by Seung Youn Kim.
 
Concerts
Brevard Monday Series in Asheville, Brevard, and Hendersonville (March 5-7, 2017)

Steinway Gallery, Nashville (April 21)
* Solo recital featuring etudes by Abrahamsen, Chopin, Ligeti, Liszt, Fabian Panisello, Richard Reynolds, Earl Wild
* Premiere: Natalie Williams, No. 5 from the "Twelves: 6 Etudes" (written for Jihye Chang)
 
Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea “Tuesday Concert Series,” co-presented by the Studio 2021 (May 16, 2017)

* Solo recital featuring etudes by Ligeti and other prominent composers of the 21st century, including Abrahamsen, Panisello, Rakowski
* Workshop and masterclass with composition students
* Premiere: Natalie Williams, No. 6, "Feroce" from "Twelves: 6 Etudes" (written for Jihye Chang)
Korean Premiere: Natalie Williams, from "Twelves: 6 Etudes," No. 1(written for Jihye Chang)


2016-17: Preludes Plus
2016-17 will be the launching pad for this project, with a program centered around Chopin’s monumental preludes Op. 28. The short and often virtuosic and monothematic nature of this genre is very closely related to the etude genre, which is the focus of the year two of this project.
Framingham State University (MA) and Framingham Public Library (October 2016)

 
Lectures

Tallahassee Music Teachers Association (January 9, 2017)
"The Allure of Ligeti" - Program including Abrahamsen, Czerny, Chopin, Debussy, Ligeti, Earl Wild, and Natalie Williams

Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (May 23/ November 26)
* Special lecture recital "Virtuosity and Piano Etudes in the 20th-21st Century Music" (including etudes No. 1 and No. 4 by Natalie Williams) for the "20st-21th century music" class 


Past Projects 
Projects and News 2015
* I will be joining the faculty of Nuevo Mundo Festival and Academy Aruba! 

Projects and News 2014
* I will be teaching at Florida State University as a Visiting Assistant Professor for 2014-2015. 

* I joined the board of Tallahassee Youth Symphony.

Projects and News 2013 

* I joined the renowned faculty at Brevard Music Center. 

* I was the Artist in Residence for Rosemary Beach Foundation's "Music in Pictures" project for 2013-2014. We were awarded a grant from Florida State Art Board. I visited over 15 schools and presented lectures and performances on music, art, and fine art. 

* "Flux-Flummoxed", a CD of new American music for violin and piano is released! You can find it on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Flux-Flummoxed-American-Music-Violin/dp/B00CONBRDA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1372261181&sr=8-1&keywords=flux-flummoxed) and Albany Records. (http://www.albanyrecords.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=AR&Product_Code=TROY1422&Category_Code=a-NR). Digital files will be available on Amazon and iTunes by the end of June! 

* "Monthly Classical Music" by Sony Music Korea was released in October 2012. This is a collection of 12 CDs curated by Jihye. Each CD contains classical music related to each month's theme - for example, "Spring" in March, "Rain" in July. This collection has been one of the top sellers in classical CD category at Kyobo, Interpark, and Yes24 in Korea. You can also purchase it on http://bandibookus.com, where it's also the best seller. http://www.bandibookus.com/search/SearchTotal.do?kwd=%C0%CC%B4%DE%C0%C7+%C5%AC%B7%A1%BD%C4&tabCode=TOTAL&ad_url=

* A new chamber music CD is out on Centaur Label. 
 Steve Rouse Chamber Music 
 Sonata for Violin and Piano (with violinsit Benjamin Sung) 
 http://www.allmusic.com/album/steve-rouse-chamber-music-mw0002387806/releases

Projects and News 2011-2012

* Classics for Piano ("I Am Piano") from Universal Korea, 2 CD set

This set includes lots of different pieces for beginning and intermediate level piano students, including sonatas by Clementi, Bach's Notebook for Anna Magdalena, pieces written for children by Bartok, Gurlitt, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky.

* CD on Centaur Label
"Spiky Epiphanies" - Chamber Music of Marc Satterwhite
http://www.allmusic.com/album/spiky-epiphanies-chamber-music-of-marc-satterwhite-mw0002008472

* Collaboration with the James Sewell Ballet, Minneapolis/St. Paul.
I performed Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in d minor with violinists Benjamin Sung and cellist Laura Sewell for the James Sewell Ballet's fall production on October and October at their new performing location, The Cowles Center.

* Recording Project - using the Aaron Copland Fund's Recording Grant
Ben and I received a recording grant from the Aaron Copland Foundation in 2009. We recorded four wonderful pieces written by four talented and successful American composers.

Christian Gentry, Flux-Flummoxed (with the Barlow Endowment Commissioning Grant/ written for Jihye Chang and Benjamin Sung)
christiangentry.com

Curtis Hughes, Insult to Injury
curtiskhughes.com/bio.html

Derek Johnson, Fragments (written for Jihye Chang and Benjamin Sung)
myspace.com/derekjohnsoncomposer

Sean Shepherd, Sonata (written for Jihye Chang and Benjamin Sung)
seanshepherd.com/