Any orchestra would be challenged by the work’s complex rhythms, but the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong fared well under guest conductor Chang Yin-fang, helped by her attention to detail and clarity of gesture.” —Dirk Newton, South China Morning Post (2017)
Yin-Fang Chang is Resident Conductor of the Taiwan Philharmonic (National Symphony Orchestra). She completed her musical education in Taiwan and served as Assistant Conductor from 2006 to 2015.
During this period, Chang conducted well-received educational concerts and 'NSO Forever Tales' annually, co-producing new programs with puppet theatre, children's book illustrators, and animators. In March 2012, she stepped in for ailing Gennady Rozhdestvensky at short notice to conduct Shostakovich's Symphony No. 8 in the Kaohsiung Spring Arts Festival to great acclaim.
She is passionate about the transformative power of music in society and education. In addition, she has collaborated with film directors, television actors and indie bands, producing strikingly progressive crossover work. Her collaborations with Igudesman & Joo in particular are highly acclaimed.
Chang is also an astute interpreter of Asian contemporary scores. She conducted ‘Tribute to Wen-Chung Chou’, featuring seven contemporary works, with Taipei Chinese Orchestra in a world premiere in 2013, and was nominated for the Taishin Arts Award. In 2017, she recorded new orchestral pieces of Taiwanese indigenous song, drawing on themes of tradition and identity and articulating them in innovative ways for contemporary audiences, underlining the value of both tradition and innovation. In 2018, she was invited to conduct the opening concert of the Asian Composers League Conference and Festival with many new compositions.
She debuted in Hong Kong and Japan, working with City Chamber Orchestra and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa in 2018 and 2019 respectively. In addition to her conducting career, Chang teaches conducting and score reading at Fu-Jen Catholic University and Taipei National University of the Arts.