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A talented and accomplished musician, Amy Chang has brought the beauty of music to audiences everywhere, switching seamlessly between violin and viola throughout her 25-year professional performing career. During this time, she played with world-renowned conductors and soloists while touring around the globe with the Houston and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras. Amy’s professional tenure began in Houston, where for over 14 years she performed with the Houston Ballet Orchestra, the Houston Grand Opera Orchestra, and the Houston Symphony Orchestra. In 2003, Amy moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she performed regularly with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Opera Orchestra where she served as Acting Viola Principal. She was also a violist with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra from 2005-2017.
During her musical career, Amy has produced numerous recordings with the Houston Grand Opera, the Houston Symphony Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, which were the recipients of several Grammy Awards. In addition to her performances with nationally recognized orchestras, her talents have delighted audiences across the United States and the globe in a variety of guest appearances.
As an active chamber music musician, Amy was a regular guest artist at the Texas Music Festival and performed in numerous chamber music concerts in Atlanta, Houston, Michigan, and Hong Kong. She was also invited to teach violin at the Interlochen Music Festival in Michigan and as viola faculty at the Asian Youth Orchestra in Hong Kong from 2009-2013. In 2016, Amy was appointed as a viola coach for the Harpa International Music Academy in Reykjavik, Iceland, and was invited to give a viola masterclass at the College of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts School of Music in Singapore in 2019. Amy was also a violin and viola teacher at the Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia from 2011-2018, where she served as a Director of the String Chamber Ensemble.
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After more than 25 years of performing on world-class stages, Ms. Chang and her husband, William Pu founded the William Pu Music Academy in 2014, the Atlanta Youth Orchestra in 2016, a premium summer youth ensemble that provide professional orchestra training and performance opportunities for young musicians throughout metro Atlanta, and the Atlanta Festival Academy in 2019, the first international classical music festival being hosted in the Southeast, attracting young musicians, instructors, and performers from around the world. The Atlanta Festival Academy brings together world-class classical musicians from around the globe to help develop the next generation of artists as well as delight today’s audiences. In 2021, Amy and William founded the Atlanta Festival Chamber Orchestra to offer young musicians the opportunity to explore the rich and challenging literature of the orchestra repertoire.
Ms. Chang’s passion for music education has helped many of her violin and viola students win prestigious honors. Under her tutelage, her students have won national and international competitions, won positions at the National Youth Orchestra, participated in the Georgia Governor’s Honors Program, won sections and principal positions in the local youth orchestras and all-state orchestras, and received scholarships in prestigious university music conservatories and programs.
Amy was a winner of the Taiwan National Music Competition. She received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from Rice University, Shepherd School of Music.