Evelyn CHANG is a Taiwan-born artist with a diverse cultural background that easily allows her to effortlessly navigate the East and the West. She moved to London at age 13 to study at the Purcell School of Music, and soon gave regular concerts in Europe and the UK. Evelyn completed her musical training at the Royal College of Music, and gave her London debut in 2004 at the South Bank Centre. The resounding critical success of this performance led to collaborations with international artists, and she joined the distinguished Steinway family as a Steinway Artist in 2012.
Evelyn’s debut recording with violist Maxim Rysanov on Avie Records received numerous awards and was picked as Editor’s Choice by Gramophone, BBC Music and Muzik Magazine in 2007. Her 2009 debut solo album Poets from the East also released by Avie Records garnered high praise for both the concept and her high quality of playing. Her other recordings include a recital album with clarinetist Cristo Barrios of new music for clarinet and piano released by RALS Records; Mahakali, a limited edition improvisation album with saxophonist Paul Dunmall on Duns Records and several improvisation recordings on FMR Records.
Evelyn has been actively involved in promoting new music, working with renowned composers Ed Bennet, Diana Burrell, John Casken, Elena Firsova, Brian Irvine, Elena Langer, Simon Mawhinny, Fumiko Myachi, and Dobrinka Tabakova. In 2010, she gave the première of Tabakova’s The Quest Piano Concerto with the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong. Evelyn is equally active on the chamber music platform, collaborating with outstanding musicians and groups such as Douglas Boyd, Cho Liang Lin, David Cohen, Paul Dunmall, the Brian Irvine Ensemble, Roman Mints, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Maxim Rysanov, and Jian Wang to name only a selected few.
Korean-born Euna KIM studied violin and chamber music in Korea and Germany, receiving degrees from Korean National University of Arts, the Kölner Musikhochschule and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik and Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim. She made her solo debut at age 14 with the Suwon Philharmonic Orchestra, before becoming a fellowship student at the National Theatre Mannheim and a member of the Jeunesse World Orchestra.
Euna was awarded first prize at numerous competitions in her native Korea before being awarded First Prize as a chamber musician at the 2003 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Competition in Germany. She has appeared in numerous solo and chamber music recitals throughout Europe and Asia.
Euna has performed as soloist with the Seoul Chamber Orchestra, the Seoul Academy Symphony Orchestra, and the Korean Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed at the Bowdoin Music Festival in the USA, The Verbier Music Festival in Switzerland, the Gaida Contemporary Music Festival in Lithuania, the Berlin Music Festival “Crescendo” and the Niedersachsen International Chamber Music Festival in Germany. In 2011, she featured at the Hong Kong Arts Festival, New Stage Series. She is presently a member of the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong.