Sunday, October 29, 2017

Ray-Chou Chang




_ TEACHING DATES
   August 9 - August 18, 2020
_ TEACHING LANGUAGES
   English, Chinese


“His musicianship and dedication are exemplary. Taiwan is fortunate to have a such fine musician.”
Cho-Liang Lin, World-renowned Violinist


Featured as one of the duo-soloists with Julian Rachlin in Bach’s Double Concerto in 2014, violinist Ray-Chou Chang is highly sought after as a Soloist, Concertmaster, Chamber Musician and Teacher. He currently serves as the Concertmaster of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, a position he held since 2009, and had been invited to play with Evergreen Orchestra and Sichuan Symphony Orchestra of China as a guest concertmaster. 

Chang has performed throughout Europe, Asia and North America and has appeared as a soloist with Moscow Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Voronezh State Symphony Orchestra, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Young Musicians’ Foundation Orchestra of Singapore, Sichuan Symphony Orchestra of China, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra, Kaohsiung Chinese Orchestra, LongTan Philharmonic Orchestra, New Century Symphony Orchestra Taipei, Puli Symphony Orchestra, Mazer Philharmonic Orchestra, Taichung City Symphony Orchestra, Hsinchu Philharmonic Orchestra, and Taipei Chamber Orchestra. 

As a concertmaster, Chang has collaborated with distinguish conductors such as Darrell Ang, Claus Peter Flor, Okko Kamu, Andrew Litton, John Nelson, Lan Shu, and etc.. He has also played chamber music with Cho-Liang Lin, Nai-Yuan Hu, Misha Quint and members of the Miami String Quartet, have given masterclasses in Shanghai Conservatory of Music in China, Amadeus International School Vienna and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, Brancaleoni International Music Festival and InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy, and Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival in Germany.

Chang received his first violin lesson at age five and won a top prize in the Taiwan National Violin Competition in 1987. During the same year he also made his orchestral debut and went to the United States of America to further musical training. He completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Peabody Conservatory of Music and his Doctoral degree at University of Maryland, College Park. 

He was a recipient of the Evergreen Foundation Grant from 1988 to 1995 and was the Grand Prize winner of 1990 National Fischoff Chamber Music Competition in USA. Chang is also an outstanding recording engineer. He has received a Recording Arts and Sciences Degree from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and has worked as a Broadcasting Engineer for the National Public Radio in Washington D.C. 

In 2003, Chang returned to Taiwan and have taught in Tainan National University of Arts and Shih Chien University in Taipei. He joined Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra as its Concertmaster in 2004, a position he held until 2008, before joining National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. Besides performing activities, Chang currently teaches at Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan and holds a private violin studio. 

Chang has received lessons and coaching from Yong-Ku Ahn, Earl Carlyss, Wen-Hsian Chang, Gerald Fischbach, Shirley Givens, Guarneri String Quartet, Peng Pan, Peabody Trio and Berl Senofsky.




他的音樂才華與其奉獻精神樹立了優良的典範。台灣很幸運,有這樣一位優秀的音樂家
-林昭亮,世界知名小提琴家

國立台灣交響樂團首席張睿洲,2003年返國後,曾任教於台南藝術大學、台北實踐大學以及高雄師範大學音樂系。2004年至2008年,出任高雄市交響樂團首席一職,期間帶領樂團演出上百場音樂會並以獨奏家身分演出數首經典小提琴協奏曲。2008 年加入國立台灣交響樂團,並在20092010年間與NTSO錄製CorelliGeminianiHandelVivaldi等巴洛克協奏曲與奏鳴曲,榮獲第四屆國家出版獎。2006年受邀與指揮家胡炳旭以及高雄市國樂團合作,擔任作曲家盧亮輝之「西子灣之戀」小提琴協奏曲的世界首演,並出版CDDVD2005年與作曲家陳樹熙所灌錄陳氏之「客家幻想曲I&IICD,由客委會發行。此外,曾擔任長榮交響樂團與四川交響樂團客席首席。

歷年來演奏足跡遍佈台灣、中國、美國、俄羅斯、義大利、德國、奧地利、加拿大、日本、韓國、新加坡以及紐西蘭,他的演奏曾透過BBC廣播電臺、台北愛樂電台、公共電視轉播,並國立台灣交響樂團、與Moscow Russian Philharmonic Orchestra (莫斯科俄羅斯愛樂管弦樂團)Voronezh State Symphony Orchestra (俄羅斯佛羅內斯國家交響樂團)、新加坡青年音樂家交響樂團、四川交響樂團、台北市立交響樂團、高雄市交響樂團、台中市交響樂團、台中聯合管弦樂團、台北世紀交響樂團、台北室內管絃樂團、埔里Butterfly交響樂團、龍潭愛樂管絃樂團、梅哲愛樂管絃樂團、新竹愛樂管絃樂團、春之聲交響樂團以及高雄市國樂團協奏演出。並受邀到義大利Brancaleoni International Music FestivalInterHarmony International Music Festival、德國Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival、奧地利AMADEUS International School Vienna、上海音樂院附中以及新加坡Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts教授大師班以及演出。

在樂團以及獨奏工作之餘,致力於室內樂演奏,並與林昭亮、胡乃元、Julian Rachlin等國際知名音樂家合作。此外,投入小提琴教育,培育新一代優秀小提琴家,並任教於東海大學音樂系,時常受邀擔任重要比賽評審,例如文建會音樂人才庫徵選、YouTube交響樂團亞洲徵選等等。也承襲十九、二十世紀小提琴大師的傳統,從事樂曲改編,為音樂會添加個人改編創作。已發表的改編作品包括BrahmsDelibesLisztScriabin等作曲家之小品。

張睿洲五歲開始習琴,十四歲贏得全國小提琴比賽,登台演出協奏曲。同年通過教育部資賦優異留學甄試,進入美國琵琶地音樂院,完成小提琴和錄音藝術科學等學位,並曾任職於美國國家廣播電台錄音工程師,爾後前往美國馬里蘭大學繼續深造,取得小提琴音樂藝術博士學位。在美期間,獲得由長榮海運 (張榮發基金會) 所提供的全額獎學金,並於1990年榮獲全美Fischoff 室內樂大賽首獎,1996年國立中正文化中心之"樂壇新秀"

張睿洲師承潘鵬、張文賢、Yong-ku AhEarl CarlyssGerald FischbachShirley GivensGuarneri String QuartetPeabody TrioBerl Senofsky,以及Boris KuschnirElmar Oliveira的大師班指導。