Chinese Arts & Music Association

Music Instructors

String Instruments

Warren Chang

Founder and Music Director of the Chinese Music & Arts Association, Warren is one of China's foremost Erhu artist, contributing his accomplished talent to audiences in the United States. Warren's accomplished resume is impressive; he has appeared on the Johnny Carson "Tonight Show", and has toured the Washington State public school system to introduce and demonstrate ancient Chinese musical instruments and to promote music education throughout the area. He brought his children's fare, "A Touch of the Orient", to Wolf Trap where he participated in the International Children's Festival. From his Wolf Trap success, he was contracted to present his show at Sackler Gallery at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. His most recent accomplishment was to present "The Warren Chang Ensemble" in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the grand opening of the Wynn Hotel. Warren Chang has appeared a number of times in various performances with America's best symphonies, combining the sound of the Erhu with Western sounds in symphonic music. His expertise on the Erhu brought him international acclaim when he recorded the soundtrack for the movie "The Soong Sisters" and " Shanghai Red". In 2005, he received the prestigious Governor's Arts Awards, which was presented by Washington State's governor, Christine Gregoire. His incomparable determination and continuing efforts to introduce the sounds of ancient China in music commands respect and admiration from both the professional world of music and lovers of music in general.