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Vivian Chang Freiheit

The Juilliard School, DMA, MM
Oberlin College, BM


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Vivian has been performing and teaching professionally for over 35 years. As a performer, she delights in collaborating with both singers and instrumentalists in chamber music. As a teacher, she is passionate about helping pianists develop technically and expressively as life-long musicians. As a mentor, Vivian helps pianists prepare for college auditions and college graduates develop their professional materials.


Vivian made her solo piano debut with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the age of 16. She has performed with numerous ensembles and as core member of the ASCAP/NEA award-winning Chameleon Arts Ensemble in Boston for the past 23 years.  As a collaborative pianist, Vivian has performed in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the 92nd Street Y, Alice Tully Hall, the MoMA, Taiwan National Hall and in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Czech Republic. For almost a decade, Vivian performed as Staff Pianist at Juilliard, as an Official Pianist for Juilliard entrance auditions, and for numerous competitions and auditions in official capacity, including Artist International of Europe. She also collaborated and toured with singers in performances presented by the Marilyn Horne Foundation and performed as Artist-in-Residence at the Monteverdi in Tuscany, Italy in 2019 and 2016. In addition to freelancing in the metro DC area, Vivian performs as Pianist with Paragon Pops and as both Pianist and 1st Violinist of the NIH Philharmonia Orchestra.


Vivian performs as Artist Faculty and Curriculum Consultant for the Juilliard K-12 Department and Piano Lead of Summer Performing Arts with Juilliard. As Founder of Vivian Chang Studios, Vivian engaged 40 artists and 200 students through creative offerings during the pandemic and continues to offer workshops and performance opportunities for the studio. Vivian has recorded numerous educational programs for Boston and NYC public schools and maintains an active private piano studio; her students perform in monthly studio concerts, and participate in local productions and ensembles.

As Piano Chair of Pixical from 2020-2022, Vivian helped build a new educational program, hired and trained 25 new piano faculty during which over 300 piano students enrolled. In recent years, Vivian was invited to speak at Oberlin Conservatory and the Brigham Young University School of Music about networking and entrepreneurship. At the University of South Carolina School of Music, Vivian adjudicated and awarded student grant proposals.

Volunteerism and Community Outreach

Vivian is a champion for inclusion and accessibility, and is committed to providing musical opportunities for children with special educational needs. In 2016, the Westchester Jewish Council of NY recognized Vivian with the Julian Y. Bernstein Distinguished Service Award for her work creating interactive, musical programs for neurodivergent children and their families. While living in NY, she served actively on committees that provided community based resources.  In 2018, Vivian began collaborating with the Music Therapy department at the Levine School of Washington, DC in piloting new class-music offerings for children with special educational needs. Before the pandemic, Vivian performed regularly for patients and their families at the Safra Family Lodge and Children's Inn on the NIH campus; she will resume these performances at the NIH in the Spring of 2023.


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