Internationally acclaimed pianist Angelin Chang is the first American female pianist awarded the GRAMMY® for Best Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra. She is recognized for her sense of poetry and technical brilliance. Concertizing in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Miss Chang’s concert tours have led her to such venues as the Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia), Lincoln Center (New York), Severance Hall (Cleveland), St. Martin-in-the-Fields (London), Zelazowa Wola (Warsaw), Shanghai Grand Theatre (China), Sala Luis Ángel Arango (Bogotá), Schnittke Philharmonic Hall (Russia) and the South African Broadcasting Corporation. She is the first American awarded First Prizes in both piano and chamber music during the same year from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, France. As the first Artist-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Angelin Chang participated in the development and launching of the Arts for Everyone initiative. She has performed at the U.S. Department of State, for the United Nations Women's Organization in Nepal and for World AIDS Day in New York for the United Nations before the Secretary-General. An active chamber musician, she performs regularly with the legendary violist Joseph de Pasquale, The de Pasquale String Quartet, and with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra.
Angelin Chang earned the Doctor of Musical Arts from Peabody Institute – Johns Hopkins University, Premier Prix - Piano and Premier Prix - Musique de Chambre from the Paris Conservatoire, Master of Music and Distinguished Performer Certificate from Indiana University, Bachelor of Arts (French) and Bachelor of Music from Ball State University, and highest honors upon graduation from the Interlochen Arts Academy. Her piano teachers have included Michel Béroff, Marie-Françoise Bucquet, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen, Robert McDonald, Menahem Pressler, Pierre Réach, Pia Sebastiani, György Sebök, Louis-Claude Thirion and Dorothy Taubman. She also holds a Juris Doctor from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.
Dr. Angelin Chang is Professor of Piano and Coordinator of Keyboard Studies at Cleveland State University, where she is also Professor of Law at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She serves on the faculty of the Great Lakes Sports and Entertainment Law Academy, a joint program of Case Western University School of Law and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. Previously, Dr. Chang taught on the piano faculty at Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey.
Through her work with the Taubman Approach and Keyboard Wellness Seminars at the University of North Texas and Temple University in Philadelphia, Dr. Chang helps pianists develop virtuosity while liberating them from fatigue, pain and injury.
Angelin Chang is Vice President, Board of Governors of The Recording Academy Chicago Chapter (National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences) and serves as Chair of the Education Committee and the Classical Task Force. She is Past President of the Ohio Music Teachers Association Northeast District and has served on the Board of Trustees for the Great Lakes Theater. Dr. Chang is the Co-Chair of the Research Committee on Asian and Pacific Studies of the International Political Science Association (IPSA/RC18).
Recordings include solo piano album, Angelin (Sabintu Records), Soaring Spirit (Albany Records) with Angelin Chang on piano and Joseph de Pasquale on viola, and Cleveland Chamber Symphony (TNC) with Angelin Chang as piano soloist and John McLaughlin Williams as conductor in Olivier Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1.
Angelin Chang is Yamaha Corporation of America's first Academic-Performing Artist. Her use of the Disklavier® hybrid piano in presentation and performance is available upon request.
"A fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four Ts of pianism..."
-New Yok Times
German Pianist Andreas Klein has distinguished himself as a dynamic and compelling performer with his command of a wide range of tonal colors and imaginative interpretations. The New York Times declared him "A fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four T's of pianism" and "A pianist who makes silences sound like music".
His career as orchestra soloist and recitalist has taken him to the world's most prestigious venues: from London's Wigmore Hall, Berlin's Philharmonic Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, to Washington, DC's Kennedy Center. He gained critical acclaim for his performances in major cities such as Berlin, Rome, Milan, Bern, Leipzig, Dresden, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, Cleveland, and Mexico City. Andreas Klein tours extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico, but also has been to such far places as Damascus, Syria, and Yerevan, Armenia.
As a chamber musician, his collaborations include some of the finest ensembles. He performed Mozart's Concerto KV415 and the string orchestra version of Beethoven Concerto No.4 with the Salzburg Chamber Soloists throughout the US and in Mexico. Highlights of the 20 city tour included appearances at Stanford University; Tuckerman Hall in Worcester, MA; Newman Center in Denver; Touhill Performing Arts Center in St. Louis; and in Sala Nezahuolkoyotl and the Festival de Mexico en el Centro Historico, Mexico City. Of his Mozart Concerto KV414 performance with the Festival Strings of Luzerne (Switzerland) at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, the Washington Post wrote: "Intelligent soloist Andreas Klein's articulate and flowing pianism nicely matched the orchestra's sound in this crystalline work". This 10 city tour included major concert halls such as Philadelphia's Kimmel Center; Spivey Hall near Atlanta; the Wortham Center in Houston; and Mechanics Hall Worcester, MA. Andreas Klein joined Cuarteto Casals performing Schumann's Piano Quintet on a US tour and at the Casals Festival in Puerto Rico, and with the Austrian Minetti Quartet he performed Mozart's Concerto KV414 which was video-streamed from New York City.
Highlights from recent seasons include orchestra appearances at the Chautauqua Festival and the Most Arts Festival and as soloist performing Bach Concerto BWV1052 in a program, Homage to Glenn Gould, with the Minguet String Quartet on their US and Canada Tour. He brought the house down at Le Poisson Rouge in New York City with two contrasting works: Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy and the Bach's Italian Concerto. His recitals at Mexico's International Piano Festival in Torreon and Monterey, in San Miguel De Allende and at the Festival Paiz in Guatemala were a success and at the Ravinia Festival he received two standing ovations.
Andreas Klein has been a frequent guest on WGBH Boston, APR in St. Paul, WFMT Chicago and KUHF in Houston. His recital at the LA County Museum in Los Angeles was broadcast live. He was the subject of a "Musicians Portrait" in Germany and "Intermezzo with Andreas Klein" was televised by PBS.
His CD discs, Piano Sonatas, and the Beethoven and Berg album garnered critical acclaim: Klein always lets the music speak for itself (CD Choice, UK). Deutschland Sender and DS Kultur Radio in Berlin recorded works by Busoni, Ginastera and Stravinsky for their archives.
Pianist Andreas Klein is a graduate of the Juilliard School and received a Doctoral of Musical Arts from Rice University. He complemented his studies with the legendary Claudio Arrau and Nikita Magaloff. Copies of his doctoral dissertation on the Chopin Etudes are in the libraries of the Chopin Society in Vienna and in Leipzig as well as downloadable form from the Rice University Library.
He currently divides his time between New York and Berlin.
Pianist Anthony Pattin gave his New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in 1998. In a review of that concert, the critic for the New York Concert Review magazine called Pattin "a pianist of definite skills and strengths." Another reviewer said of his more recent New York recital "Pattin is a solid presence onstage, confident and gracious. With the ear and ability to vary tone color with constancy, his palette is a good one." Pattin is an active pianist, orchestral soloist, chamber musician, accompanist and music scholar.
Anthony Pattin has performed concerts throughout the U.S. including on the prestigious Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago. In addition to two concert tours of Japan, he has appeared in recitals throughout Europe and Central America. A prize winner in several national piano competitions, he was also a first-prize winner in the Bartok-Kabalevsky International Piano Competition held at Radford University. He was invited back the following year to serve as judge with famed Bartok protégé Gyorgy Sandor. He has appeared as soloist with the Alabama Symphony, the Toledo Symphony, the Detroit Metropolitan Orchestra, the Arkansas Symphony and most recently the Abiliene Philharmonic.
An Ohio native, he earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toledo and subsequently received the Master of Music degree from University of Michigan. In 1994 he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Alabama. He was Professor of Music at the University of Montevallo from 1987 to 2011. While at UM he received the Distinguished Teacher Award (2001) and the following year was named the University Scholar. Dr. Pattin is now Professor Emeritus from UM and appears frequently on the Alabama Symphony's "Concertmaster and Friends" series. Pattin has recorded six compact discs on the APT label, exhibiting a command of a wide and diverse range of repertoire.