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Lider Chang

A native Taiwanese, Lider Chang was appointed principal timpanist of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, which is one of the most prestigious orchestras in China, by Maestro Long Yu in 2012. 

Also teaches at Xinghai Conservatory in Guangzhou as Director of Percussion Studies.

Before this, he was the principal timpanist of Guiyang Symphony Orchestra (2010-2012, China) and Evergreen Symphony Orchestra (2005-2010, Taiwan) . 

In January 2014, he premiered Michael Daugherty’s timpani concerto “Raise the Roof” in China with Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra.  Currently he is known as one of the best timpanists both in China and Taiwan, has worked under renowned conductors such as Antoni Wit, Eiji Oue, Claus Peter Flor, Peter Ruzicka, John Nelson, Case Scaglione, etc… and frequently being invited to play with Macau Orchestra、NCPA Orchestra in Beijing、Hangzhou Philharmonic.

In 2006, he was invited by Shanghai International Percussion Festival to perform a timpani concerto with Lien Percussion Group from Taiwan.  Besides orchestral music, he is a versatile percussionist whose wide performance repertoire ranges from playing drum-set with several jazz and pop groups to playing contemporary music with Guangzhou Percussion Ensemble, which is the only professional percussion group in southern China.

In 2015, he played David Metheny's Concerto for solo drumset with Guangzhou Percussion Ensemble at Macau Culture Center.

He was invited to play in jazz festivals and recorded for several commercial and film music, such as Taiwan pop singer Evonne Hsu’s 2008 album and 2012 Taiwan movie “Silent Code” soundtrack.

Chang received his first master’s degree in Economics at New York University, and second master’s degree in Percussion at Carnegie Mellon University.  His major teachers include Joseph Pereira of NY Philharmonic, Tim Adams of Pittsburgh Symphony, Alan Abel of Philadelphia Orchestra.  In 2005, he was the first Chinese percussionist got into the Music Academy of the West (Santa Barbara, CA), studied with Ted Atkatz and Michael Werner. 

Since coming back to Asia in 2005, he has given several master classes both in Taiwan and China, and host clinics for timpanists/percussionists of Berlin Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Symphonic Orchestra, as well as drum-set masters, such as Dennis Chambers, John Riley, etc.

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Tätigkeit

timpanist, drummer, percussionist

Warum Schlagwerk?

Schlagwerk hat die beste Qualität und den besten Sound für Cajons und Percussion. Ich habe schon so viele andere Marken ausprobiert, aber Schlagwerk Instrumente beeindrucken mich immer ab dem ersten Ton.

Lieblingsinstrument?

Alle Cajons und Cajon Add-Ons, Claves, Shaker

Stilrichtung

Klassik, Jazz, Pop

Bands

Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra (Principal Timpanist),
Xinghai Conservatory (Direcctor of Percussion Studies),
Guangzhou Percussion Ensemble (Founding Member)

Mikrofonierung

Mikrofonierung ist nie einfach, da man sich beim Spielen weniger bewegen kann. Das Mikro muss immer am richtigen Platz sein.


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