Sebastian Chang is a composer and pianist born and raised in Southern California. He received his B.M. in Composition from the Curtis Institute of Music, studying under Jennifer Higdon and Richard Danielpour, and his M.M. in Composition from the University of Southern California, studying under Donald Crockett. In his pre-collegiate years, he studied under Suzanne Wong-Abe, Mark Sullivan, Bruce Miller, Michael Martin, and Richard Derby.
The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Tokyo Symphony have performed his original compositions. He received three BMI Student Composer Awards and five ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Awards. He performed as a piano soloist with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the California Symphony, and the Reno Philharmonic.
He is self-published under Sebastian Press and is additionally published by Alpha Major, based out of Houston, Texas. His new orchestral composition “Walking” was premiered by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in November 2013. Most recently, the Louisville Orchestra premiered his Symphony in February 2014.