David Chang has performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, Flushing Town Hall, Molloy College, Tenri Cultural Institute of New York, Black Box Theatre (NYU), Frederick Loewe Theatre (NYU), the Skirball Center (NYU), Goldmark Hall (Mannes), Pforzheimer Hall (MSM), Greenfield Hall (MSM), Yamaha Piano Salon, Prague Conservatory, Jan Deyl Conservatory (Prague), the Jazz Dock (Prague), the Centro Municipal Integrado El Llano (Spain), and the Centro Municipal Integrado Pumarín (Spain). He has participated in both the Gijón International Piano Festival (Spain) and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival (New York), and has played in masterclasses for Robert McDonald, Yuan Sheng, José Ramos Santana, Nina Lelchuk, Gabriele Leporatti, Alexandre Moutouzkine, Amy Gustafson, Anthony de Mare, and Eduardus Halim. This year (2018), he will be giving solo piano recitals in New York, Taiwan, and China.
For the past few years, David has done extensive research into how to learn and memorize music quickly and effectively. Mental practice is a major factor in these endeavors. One of his biggest projects has been the 100 Piece Challenge in 2016 and the 150 Piece Challenge in 2017, during which he learned and memorized the given number of pieces and uploaded all of them to YouTube. Another significant project has been the playing of all 50+ outdoor Sing for Hope pianos in New York during the summer. Something like two different pieces were recorded and shared at each piano, resulting sometimes in over four hours of memorized music.
Since 2015, David has done extensive volunteer performing and is proud to be both a Sing For Hope Artist Partner and a Mount Sinai Music Ambassador. From 2010 to 2015, he was both the featured performer and the music director for a series of annual concerts at the Katonah Village Library to benefit the Hanna’s Scholars fund of the Good for Kids Foundation. In 2015, he was also awarded an Honorable Mention in the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition. In late 2014, he accompanied the Chinese Harp Music Ensemble at Lincoln Center as part of NYC’s Fashion Week and was also a guest performer at the the 2014 Annual Convention for the Greater NY Chapter of the Chinese Institute of Engineers. David is very active and passionate as an educator, teaching students of all ages and abilities. Although piano is his lifestyle, he is also a singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in music education from New York University and his Master’s degree in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music. He studied with Dr. José Ramón Méndez.