Sun-Mi Chang began her study of the violin at the age of seven with Prof. Nam-Yun Kim in her native South Korea. Before going to England to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School (YMS) in 1995, she had already won several national competitions such as the Wol-Gan Music Competition, the 20th Junior Korean Newspaper Competition, and the Cho-Sun Daily Newspaper Competition. While studying at the YMS, she performed regularly in concerts in various concert halls including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Albert Hall and Purcell Room. In 1998 and 1999 she toured with the YMS orchestra performing Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, conducted by Lord Menuhin, in UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, Guilford Cathedral, and other prominent venues.
After graduating from the YMS she went to Germany to continue her studies at the Hanns Eisler Musikhochschule in Berlin with Professor Eberhard Feltz. Sun-Mi Chang has taken part in various master classes and summer festivals with Mauricio Fuks, Maya Glezarova, Felix Andrievsky, Zakhar Bron, Robert Masters, Zvi Zeitlin, Rainer Kussmaul, Boris Kuschnir, Igor Ozim, Midori, and Lord Menuhin. In 2006 she won the Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition at the Yale School of Music, and she has performed the Bartok Violin Concerto No. 2 with the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale. She is currently studying with Peter Oundjian while pursuing the Artist Diploma degree at Yale.
She has taken part in the Caramoor Rising Stars Series in 2006 and 2007 and has performed with renowned artists such as Kim Kashkashian, Donald Weilerstein, Ani Kavafian, Marcy Rosen, and Edward Arron. She is also the laureate of the 2007 International Markneukirchen Violin Competition in Germany and the 2007 International Sion Valais Violin Competition in Switzerland.