The New York-based classical pianist has performed extensively worldwide on five continents as a recitalist, soloist with orchestras, and in various chamber music ensembles. In 1995, she gave her recital debut in Australia, and subsequently performed at Die Stiftung Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Germany, and at Carnegie Weill Hall in New York City.
Highlights of performances include Fazioli sponsored solo tours in Taipei, Tainan, Hsinchu and Kaohsiung of Taiwan; Bern and Olten in Switzerland; QPAC and Ian Hager Recital Halls in Brisbane Australia; Colden Auditorium at Queens College; Hunziker Theatre at William Paterson University; Merkin Hall sponsored by Artist's International Inc.; Symphony Space, and Steinway Hall in New York; and other cities like Las Vegas, Los Angeles in USA; and Johannesburg and Durban in South Africa.
Dr. Chang has also established herself as an interdisciplinary researcher (music and psychology). She has several publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals such as Psychology of Music and Medical Problems for Performing Artists. Joanne received her undergraduate degree from Queensland Conservatorium of Griffith University in Australia, her Master's degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and her Doctoral degree from Columbia University. Her teachers include Tai-Cheng Chen, Constance Keene, Karl-Heinz Kammerling, Valida Rassoulova and Lev Vlassenko. Under the tutelage of Natasha Vlassenko and Mykola Suk from Russia, she is in the musical lineage of legendary composers and pianists Rachmaninoff and Liszt.