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Nicola Tong Chang

Nicola Tong Chang

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Nicola T. Chang is an award-winning composer/sound designer for stage, screen and dance. She is a member of the 2020/21 Old Vic 12 cohort (Composer/Sound Designer) and a BFI x BAFTA Crewmember (Film Composer). She was the co-winner of the Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund (Audio Design) with Francesca Amewudah-Rivers in 2021.

    As a performer, she currently plays in Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World as Assistant MD/Keys 2/Percussion, and has played in Six the Musical (West End) as deputy MD/Keys 1. She is a former cast member of STOMP! (West End/World Tour). She has performed with the Chineke! Orchestra, the Women of the World Orchestra and the London Film Music Orchestra, and at venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall and the Shakespeare’s Globe. She currently works with various theatre and dance companies, including National Youth Theatre, British Youth Musical Theatre, National Youth Ballet, Rambert and House of Absolute.

    Selected theatre credits include: Kerry Jackson (National Theatre), My Neighbour Totoro (RSC/Barbican), Of the Cut (Young Vic), The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs (Soho Theatre), For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy (Royal Court/New Diorama), Macbeth (Leeds Playhouse), All Mirth and No Matter (RSC), Dziady/Forefather’s Eve (Almeida Theatre), 15 Heroines (Jermyn Street Theatre/Digital Theatre), Miss Julie (Chester Storyhouse), Funeral Flowers (Camden Roundhouse/Hackney Empire/UK Tour), Wild Goose Dreams (Theatre Royal Bath), Little Baby Jesus (Orange Tree Theatre), White Pearl (Royal Court), The King of Hell’s Palace (Hampstead Theatre), The Death of Ophelia (Shakespeare’s Globe), Summer Rolls (Park Theatre), The Tempest (Orange Tree Theatre), No Man's Land (Square Chapel Halifax) and A Hundred Words for Snow (Arcola Theatre).

    Professional Experience

    • Off Broadway
    • Tours

    Regions

    • United Kingdom

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
    • Pit Musician (Other)
    • Sound Designer/Composer

    My Instruments

    • Percussion
    • Piano

    Software

    • Logic
    • Pro-Tools
    • Sibelius

    Additional Skills

    • Actor-Musician
    • Home Studio Whiz

    Affiliations

    • ASSOCIATION OF SOUND DESIGNERS (ASD)

    Person of Color?

    • Yes