Born in Taiwan, Albert Chang began studying piano and violin at the age of three. He moved to the United States in 1990 and graduated Cum Laude from USC Thornton School of Music in 2000, and later received the Master of Arts in Music from UCLA in 2004. During his studies, he was the recipient of the Henry Mancini Award for Composition and studied closely with the late Academy Award-winning film composer Jerry Goldsmith.
Awarded Best Film Composer by Film Academy of the Philippines for the motion picture “Rosario”, Albert had received honors and commissions from San Francisco Foundation, Silicon Valley Foundation, and Meet the Composer. Nominated for Asian New Talent Award at the 12th Shanghai International Film Festival, Albert’s style of composition for “Remembering” was described as “compelling and deeply artful” [LA Times, Segal].
He also serves as the Creative Director for The Pangea Project, a U.S. non-profit artist collective with the mission to facilitate cross-cultural understanding through new music commissions and live concerts. In 2015, the Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese entrusted The Pangea Project as the Official Envoy of Cultural Exchange between China and the U.S. In 2016, Hollywood Music in Media Awards nominated Pangea’s original composition album “Timeless” for Best World Album.
Albert is a member of BMI and The Recording Academy and currently resides in Pasadena, California.