Sung Chang, a GCRT candidate in the USC Thornton Keyboard Studies program, won the Silver Medal at the San Antonio International Piano Competition (SAIPC) on June 11. A student of faculty member Jeffrey Kahane, Chang performed Haydn’s Sonata in E Major, Hob. XVI:31, Ravel’s La valse, Debussy’s Prelude, Book 1, No. 6, and Granados’ Valses Poéticos in the final round of the competition.
Chang has previously received first prize at several prestigious competitions, including the Bösendorfer USASU International Piano Competition, the Valsesia Musica International Competition, and the Wettbewerb der Chopin-Gesellschaft Hannover. Second Prize at the SAIPC includes a cash award and performance opportunities with San Antonio regional music series.