Richard Chang began playing the violin at the age of four in Taiwan and continued his studies with Professor One in Tokyo. In 1978, Mr. Chang attended the Juilliard Pre-College and College Divisions, studying with Hyo Kang and Dorothy DeLay as a scholarship student. He received his Bachelor and Masters degrees in 1987. He also studied with Aaron Rosand for two years at the Mannes School of Music upon graduating from the Juilliard School and receiving his Professional Studies Diploma. Mr. Chang has served as Concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony, the Juilliard orchestra, and received a grant from the French Government to attend the Music Festival in Nice; he also performed in the Summer Concert. Other orchestras that Mr. Chang has performed with include the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Wheaton Symphony of Chicago, and the Aspen Symphony. He has been a member of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra since 1995.