"The recorder virtuoso Yi-Chang Liang is a rising star, bringing freshness and energy to the instrument he is passionate about..."
Yi-Chang graduated from the Hochschule der Künste Bern with the Soloist degree in performance (with Prof. Michael Form) and received the "Eduard Tschumi Musikpreis 2018". He earned his Master's Degree from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2016.
Yi-Chang co-founded the duo IJ SPACE, where old and newly-commissioned music for recorder is brought to life by the kaleidoscopic sounds of harpsichordist Machiko Suto. Recent performances took IJ SPACE to Laus Polyphoniae Festival in Antwerpen and Utrecht Early Music Festival (Fabulous Fringe 2018). Their debut CD of 6 recorder sonatas by Francesco Mancini for the Swiss label Claves Records will be released in June, 2020.
Yi-Chang has won numerous awards in Taiwan and Japan, he claimed the Second Prize at the prestigious Moeck/SRP Solo Recorder Playing Competition in Greenwich, London in 2011, one year before he joined The Royal Wind Music, with whom he has recorded a CD "A Cosmography of Polyphony" (PC10377) in 2016 and performed at many music festivals in Europe and the U.S., such as the MAfestival Brugge, Semana De Musica Religiosa Cuenca, Grachtenfestival, Schwelm Recorder Summit and the Boston Early Music Festival. With IJ SPACE, recently they won the First Prize at the 19th edition of Biagio Marini Competition 2018 in Neuburg, Germany.
Yi-Chang is noted for his collaboration work; he has recently performed with Sinfonie Orchester Biel Solothurn, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel (2018) and Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maurice Steger at the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in Kuala Lumpur (2017).
From 2016 to 2017 he also collaborated with the recorder quintet, Seldom Sene, performing at several music festivals, including: Bach Festival Naumburg, Festival van Zeeuwsch-Vlaanderen, November Music Festival and premiered the newly commissioned piece "Ten Dipoles" (2016).