Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Harrison and Katie Chang | 2nd Prize | Chamber Music | 7th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Harrison Chang is a junior at The Harker School located in San Jose, California. He currently studies marimba under Marimba One Artist Tammy Chen. Most recently, Harrison won the National League of Performing Arts Young Artist Competition’s grand prize and scholarship and also received numerous first prize accolades from the United States International Music Competition. He also placed second in the Enkor International Music Competition, won the gold prize award at NLPA’s Chamber Competition, performed winner’s concerts at Carnegie Hall, and attended the Junior Bach Festival. He has taken masterclasses and lessons from acclaimed artists such as Gordon Stout, She-e Wu, Theodor Milkov, Emmanuel Sejourne, Momoko Kamiya, Marta Klimsara, and many more. In 2018, Harrison was invited to learn from renowned artist Ludwig Albert for two weeks in Portugal, where he studied the art of six mallet Marimba playing. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, practicing piano, and watching Youtube.

Katie Chang is a percussionist and currently a freshman at Stanford majoring in Human Biology. She made her Carnegie Hall solo debut for marimba in 2018 after winning the Grand Prize in the National League of Performing Arts International Young Musicians Competition and has subsequently performed at Carnegie on four other occasions. She has also received many first-prize awards from the United States International Music Competition both in solo and chamber and has traveled to Italy to compete at the Percussive Arts Society International Marimba Competition, placing as a semifinalist. Katie studied under Marimba One artist Tammy Chen and has also attended various masterclasses from renowned marimba artists such as Gordon Stout, She-e Wu, Ludwig Albert, and Mark Ford among many more. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, hanging out with friends, and performing for elderly communities with Stanford non-profit Virtual Companions.

Prelude and Fugue in F Minor (BMV 881), J.S. Bach, 4:08