Taiwanese composer Shiuan Chang’s compositions have been described as “a tapestry of extraordinary sound and idea; not word of painting or sound landscape, but rather a psychological meditation.” – by Malcolm Peyton, Professor of the New England Conservatory
Winner of the 2013 New England Conservatory Honor competition, 2015 Earplay Donald Aird Composition Competition, and 2016 Nief-Norf Composition Competition, Shiuan believes that music is the map of logical sound being performed lively during the specific time and space by both audiences and the performers. He views that the performance is birth; the following applause is death, and the performers’ acknowledge bow is reincarnation.
Shiuan Chang’s music have been performed nationally and internationally including Carnegie Hall, Suntory Hall, Jordan Hall, Taiwan National Concert Hall, Merkin Hall, Bartok Hall, ODC theater, Royaumont, Tenso Music Days in Belgium, Boston Early Music Festival, Innovation Series Taipei, and the Bartok festival. He has worked with The TANA Quartet, Atlas Ensemble, Ensemble Multilaterale, Ensemble Musicatreize, Divertimento Ensemble, Earplay Ensemble, signal ensemble, Antico Moderno, Neue Vocalisten Stuttgart, Princeton Singers, Orkest de Ereprijs, and Alter Ego.
As an avid pianist, Shiuan has won the first prize Taipei City competition and second prize in the 2003 Taiwan national piano competitions (high school division). He enjoys working as a conductor, he has worked with Ensemble Remix, Divertimento Ensemble, Dedalo Ensemble, and Hai-Dao Ensemble. In addition, Shiuan is active in outreach programs. He has produced a full-length show to support the Genesis Social Welfare Foundation, and written documentary film score for the Children Are Us Foundation twenty-years anniversary documentary film.
For the upcoming commissions, he is writing a solo work for Percussionist Tom de Cock, Bass Clarinet and piano duo for Alain Billiard, contra-bass clarinet solo for Carlos Cordeiro, and a piece for Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart & Innuan Co-production. Shiuan finished his undergrad at New England Conservatory studying with Malcolm Peyton. He has also studied with Stefano Gervasoni and Maestro Peter Eotvos.