Shea Marie Diva & Vixens Podcast Episode 20 includes the first ever Grammy Award Winning American woman pianist, Angelin Chang, in an exclusive interview in the video below.
Critically acclaimed for her musical poetry and technical brilliance, Angelin Chang is America’s first woman classical pianist to win the GRAMMY® Award (Best Instrumental Soloist with orchestra). Recognized in the Women of Hopkins honoring female trailblazers from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Angelin Chang is Professor of Music and Law at Cleveland State University. As a leader in the music industry, she has been selected into Nashville’s prestigious Leadership Music.
Through specialized performance-related injury prevention and alleviation techniques, Dr. Chang helps pianists develop virtuosity while liberating them from fatigue, pain and injury, and has published on the subject for the European Piano Teachers Association International Conference. She brings immediate and lasting results for high-level performing musicians to enjoy technical freedom with artistic expression.
Angelin Chang has performed worldwide on major concert stages to stadiums from New York to Nepal before royalty and the UN Secretary-General for UN75, World AIDS Day, and the United Nations Women’s Organization. She performs worldwide at venues such as Carnegie Hall (New York), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Severance Hall (Cleveland), Radio France, Worldwide Afro Network, South African Broadcasting Corporation, and with members of The Cleveland Orchestra and The Philadelphia Orchestra. As the first Artist-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., she developed and launched the Arts for Everyone initiative.
Dr. Angelin Chang presents piano seminars and masterclasses at such institutions as the Cleveland Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, University of North Texas, Temple University and Curtis Institute of Music (Philadelphia). She provides online programs to professionals in piano mastery for music-playing career longevity.
Visit her official website: www.angelinchang.com
Active in the GRAMMY® organization and its Classical Task Force, she has served as Vice President, Board of Governors for The Recording Academy (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) Chicago Chapter and Chair of the Education and Classical Committees. She is Past President of the Ohio Music Teachers Association Northeast District and served on the Board of Trustees for Great Lakes Theater. Dr. Chang is Chair of the Research Committee on Asian and Pacific Studies of the International Political Science Association (IPSA/RC18) and an editor of the Routledge Handbook of Asia in World Politics. Cultural Agent for the United States Department of Arts and Culture, she has been selected for the Class of 2020 by Leadership Music. In addition to being the first American female pianist, Angelin Chang is also recognized as the first pianist of Asian descent awarded the GRAMMY®.
Angelin Chang is Yamaha Corporation of America’s first Academic-Performing Artist. Her use of the Disklavier® hybrid piano in presentation and performance is available upon request.