Nationality : Taiwan
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.
He also teaches at Xinghai Conservatory in Guangzhou as Director of Percussion Studies.
In January 2014, he premiered Michael Daugherty’s timpani concerto “Raise the Roof” in China with Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, he played David Metheny’s Concerto for solo drumset with Guangzhou Percussion Ensemble both in Guangzhou and Macau.
Currently he is known as one of the best timpanists both in China and Taiwan, and frequently being invited to play with Macau Orchestra、NCPA Orchestra in Beijing、Hangzhou Philharmonic
He will perform the China premier of Jacob TV’s music for drumset, tenor saxophone, bass and electronic sound in May 2016
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.
As a dedicated educator, Chang started the first Chinese blog for percussion education in Taiwan, it was recommended by the China Times as one of the best blog of the year. Currently is the column writer for percussion on Music Weekly in China.
His latest projects include writing drums and percussion method books and giving masterclasses throughout China and Taiwan.
Chang endorses Adams timpani/mallet instruments, Black Swamp Percussion, Schlagwerk Percussion, Canopus Drums and Zildjian Cymbal.
Message to CANOPUS
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