Sung Chang was born in Seoul, Korea, and began playing the piano at the age of three. At age five, he gave his debut concert and became the youngest winner of the Nagoya International Piano Competition in Japan.
Chang won first prize and the special award for the ‘Best Performance of a Virtuoso Piece’ at the 7th Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition, as well as first prize at the Valsesia Musica International Competition in Italy.
At Germany’s International 13. Wettbewerb der Chopin-Gesellschaft Hannover, he was also awarded first prize and the audience prize. Most recently, he was awarded silver medal at the 12th San Antonio International Piano Competition, along with two special prizes.
Chang completed his undergraduate studies at the Korea National University of Arts and successfully completed the Musical Performance and Postgraduate Program courses at the University of Music Drama and Media Hannover in Germany.
SEMIFINAL ROUND I
Haydn Sonata in E Major, Hob.XVI:31
Chopin Scherzo in C-sharp Minor, Op.39
Liszt Rhapsodie espagnole, S.254
Scriabin Sonata No.4 in F-sharp Major, Op.30
SEMIFINAL ROUND II
Field Nocturne No.18 in E Major
Ravel La valse
Bach/Busoni Chorale Prelude “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” BWV 645
Granados Eight Valses poeticos
Chopin Twelve Etudes, Op.10