Joanne Chew Ann Chang

Joanne Chew Ann Chang

Described for her captivating and poetic musical interpretations, Malaysian pianist Joanne Chew-­Ann Chang has performed internationally in North America, Europe, and Asia. She has been featured on WQXR’s Young Artist Showcase (New York), BFM’s Front Row Podcast (Kuala Lumpur), Indiana University’s Latin American Music Center (Bloomington, Indiana), Sphinx Connect (Detroit, Michigan), and the National Youth Orchestra of China (Beijing, China). Recent awards include third prize at the Southern Illinois Young Artist Organization Competition, and winner of the IU Latin American Music Center Competition, which include a CD of Mexican violin and piano music with violinist Alan Snow.

Joanne has performed in the International Menuhin Music Academy (Switzerland), Chautauqua Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, Ligeti Symposium (Florida State University), Florida Piano Pedagogy Symposium, Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival, and Eastern Music Festival. Joanne has taught at Indiana University, Florida State University, and Camp Encore/Coda (Sweden, Maine). ​

A doctoral candidate in Piano Performance and Literature at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, Joanne holds Minors in Music Theory and Arts Administration. She received a Masters (FSU), and a Bachelor’s (Kent State University) where she graduated summa cum laude, alongside an honors thesis on French piano duet music. Joanne is currently working on a written project titled “Franz Liszt: The Bridge to Modernism.”

Joanne’s primary teachers are Karen Shaw, Read Gainsford, and Jerry Wong. Her mentors include Menahem Pressler and Joela Jones. An avid chamber musician, Joanne has worked with Eli Eban, Sibbi Bernharsson, and the Miami String Quartet. For more updates, please visit

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