Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
Music / Academic
- Craig Hall
B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School.
D.M.A., University of Maryland at College Park.
A Steinway Artist since 2007~~
Born in Taiwan, Fenia began piano study at age of 8 and made her solo debut at age of 11, after winning the first Japan Kawai Piano Competition in Taipei, Taiwan. The performance was broadcasted on national television in Taiwan. She has performed extensively at venues including the Museum of Modern Arts in New York, Washington Arts Club Concert Series, Kennedy Center, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, the Strathmore Hall in Maryland, Fairfax Auditorium in Virginia, the Ellipse Arts Center, Friday Morning Music Club Artist Series in Washington DC. She appears as soloist with numerous orchestras including the Sherman Symphony Orchestra, Allen Philharmonic Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, the Albuquerque Symphony, New World Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic and National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra as well as Dallas Asian Youth Orchestra in Dallas, Texas.
Fenia Chang has enchanted audiences from all over the United States with her beautiful tone as well as her wide range of repertoire. Her recent engagements have included performances on four continents at venues including Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Ecole Normale de Paris in France, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the National Concert Hall in Taipei, the Cultural Center of Hong Kong, Concert Hall in Beijing and Shanghai in China.
The Washington Post hailed Fenia Chang as “truly one of the greatest pianists of her generation.” “Her impeccable techniques and music taste—superb tone and sensitive touch delivered under her full command of styles—rarely seen on today’s concert stage.” The New York Times praised her “refined technical mastery—combining vigor and suppleness with natural eloquence.”
Dr. Chang has maintained a busy concert career in both solo and collaborative performances in Asia, France, Italy, and the United States. She is also the recipient of many competition awards, including the top prizes at the Elizabeth Davis International Piano Competition, Thomas Richner International competition, Concert Artists Internationals, Young Artist International Piano Competition and the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition of the United States. She also won the Composer’s Prize at the Olivier Messiaen’s International Piano Competition in Paris, France. Her performances have been broadcasted by the National Public Radio, WQXR (New York), WNYC (New York), WNCN (New York), WGTS (Washington DC), WFMT (Chicago) and WRR (Dallas), as well as other radio broadcast programs throughout Taiwan.
In 2005, Fenia has become the first local pianist in the Dallas Metroplex to be invited to perform at the Greenville Entertainment Series in Texas. She has also appeared as a collaborative pianist at the National Music Teachers Conference in Texas and Nebraska Music Teachers Convention Concert, Academy of the West in California, the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Fox Valley Spring Festival in Chicago as well as her Duo-Piano concert tour to International Chamber Music Festival in Keelung, Taiwan, the Taipei Chamber Music Players’ Society tour to China, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Festival in Keelung, Taiwan.
Dr. Chang’s active recital schedules also showcase performances at numerous universities, including solo recitals at Rice University, Baylor University, Southern Methodist University, Texas Woman’s University, Dallas Baptist University, University of Texas at Tyler, Richland College, Eastfield College as well as Judson College in IL, University of Nebraska in NE and University of Rhode Island.
Dr. Chang is a sought-after adjudicator, clinician and frequent presenter at music workshops in the Dallas Fort Worth area. She is also a frequent adjudicator at several prominent Metroplex piano competitions, with recent duties at TMTA Regional Solo Performance Contest in 2018, Collin County Young Artist Concerto Competition in 2016; DMTA Achievement Audition & Jazz-Pop Festival; North Texas Youth Music Competition in Richardson as well as other local festival events. She had performed appeared with world-renown musicians in chamber music concerts at most major cities of the State, as well as in Taiwan, China, Korea, Hong Kong, and France.
Fenia has served as the piano accompanist for the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas Women’s Youth Choir in 2008-2009. She also served as the Vice President of the Hunt County Music Teachers Association from 2002 to 2007. She was the founder and artistic director for Asian-American Chamber Music Society, and past board members for the Dallas Asian-American Youth Orchestra. She currently serves on the education committee board for Plano Symphony Orchestra in Plano, Texas.
Fenia is an active member of Music Teachers National Association, Texas Music Teachers Association, Dallas & Plano Music Teachers Association and the American Liszt Society. She also maintains a private piano studio in Plano, TX. Dr. Chang holds the Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from the Juilliard School, and Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Maryland. Her teachers include pianists Abbey Simon, Russell Sherman, Jerome Lowenthal, Thomas Schumacher and Santiago Rodriguez.
Dr. Fenia Chang is currently on the Piano Faculty at Austin College in Sherman, Texas.
She has also served as a collaborative pianist at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and was the former piano faculty at Texas A&M University – Commerce and Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas.
Her bio is listed on the Marguis “Who’s Who in America” since 2005.
She currently resides in Plano, Texas with her husband Eugene Shen and two lovely children, Warren and Declan.