DepartmentConservatory of Music
Biola AffiliationsContractor


  • M.M. Performance (Violin), University of Southern California
  • B.M. Performance (Violin), Cleveland Institute of Music


A native of Southern California, violinist Melody Chang captivates audiences with her unique sound. She is the first prize winner of the 2013 Third Hong Kong International Violin Competition and has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Austria, France, Hong Kong, and the Czech Republic. Melody has collaborated with Roberto Diaz, Timothy Pitts, Ken Aiso, UK Band "Bastille" and has appeared alongside Elton John in his concert "Elton John Goes Back to School" and in the USA network TV Show: "The Moment."

Melody is a proud recipient of the Jascha Heifetz Society Scholarship, The Eudice Shaprio Violin Scholarship, and the Titi Najera de Mason Memorial Endowed Music Scholarship. Her influences stems from playing for a vast array of world-renown violinists including Ivry Gitlis, Joseph Silverstien, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Cho Liang Lin, Sherry Kloss, Pierre Amoyal, Guillaume Sutre, Kikuei Ikeda, Peter Marsh, Peter Salaff and Dr. Eugene Gratovich.

She holds a BM Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a MM Degree from the University of Southern California. Her primary teachers have included the late Maestro Ruggiero Ricci, Suli Xue, Stephen Rose, Linda Cerone, and Diana Chang. She is featured in the documentary "Life is a Violin for Ruggiero Ricci" featuring Ruggiero Ricci and Ivry Gitlis. Melody is currently an active freelancer in Southern California and teaches from her studio home in Highland Park.


First Prize 2013 Third Hong Kong International Violin Competition

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