Lider Chang, Guangzhou Symphony
A native Taiwanese, Lider Chang was appointed principal timpanist of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. Chang received his second master's degree in Percussion at Carnegie Mellon University. In January 2014, he premiered Michael Daugherty's timpani concerto "Raise the Roof" in China with Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. Besides orchestral music,he is a versatile percussionist whose wide performance repertoire ranges from playing drum-set with several jazz and pop groups to playing contemporary music with Guangzhou Percussion Ensemble. As a dedicated educato, he coaches Guangzhou Youth Orchestra and Taipei Youth Wind Symphony.