Suzie Chang

Dallas, Texas

Rice University, Bachelor of Music, 2023

Breckenridge Grand Vacations Chair

Suzie Chang, from Dallas, TX, began her classical studies at age 10 with Ronald Houston. She started playing the violin and switched to the viola in 2018. Chang performed her orchestral debut with the Odysseus Chamber Orchestra as the grand prize winner of the 2018 JDR Viola Competition. Chang studies with James Dunham at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I have played the national anthem with an all-viola group in a basketball game of the Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics!

Name three of your favorite composers:
Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Joseph Haydn

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?
trying new foods, watching sunsets, shopping

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
I’m looking forward to meeting new people and playing a variety of repertoire!