Nicola T. Chang is an award-winning composer/sound designer for stage and screen. She was the Composer/Sound Designer on the 2020/21 Old Vic 12 cohort and a current BAFTA Connect Member (Film Composer). She was a co-winner of the Evening Standard Future Theatre Fund (Audio Design) in 2021.
As a performer, she currently plays Keys 2/Percussion in Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World (UK Tour), and has previously appeared in Six the Musical (West End) as deputy MD/Keys 1 and in STOMP! (West End/World Tour) as a cast-member. 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 as a composer/musical director, including National Youth Theatre, British Youth Musical Theatre, National Youth Ballet, Rambert and House of Absolute. In 2021, she scored the short film LAID, which won Best Sci-Fi at Cannes Shorts and was an official selection at the New York Film Festival. In January 2019 she premiered her Concerto for Ping Pong and Piano Trio at Queen Elizabeth Hall, which was then performed in Shanghai later in the year. In 2017, she conducted the London Film Music Orchestra playing her original soundtrack to The Perfect Dinner, accompanied by a live screening of the film.
She also works extensively in audio plays and radio dramas. Her work on the "Fully Amplified" Podcast Series for Futures Theatre was awarded Silver at the British Podcast Awards in 2022. She co-created the audio work Mooncake with Isabella Leung as part of 45North's "Written on the Waves" programme in 2021, and co-created Sonic Phở with Anna Nguyen in 2022.
Selected theatre credits include: Top Girls (Liverpool Everyman), Kerry Jackson (National Theatre), My Neighbour Totoro (RSC/Barbican), For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Hue Gets Too Heavy (Apollo Theatre/Royal Court/New Diorama), Of the Cut (Young Vic), The Ministry of Lesbian Affairs (Soho Theatre), Macbeth (Leeds Playhouse), All Mirth and No Matter (RSC), White Pearl (Royal Court), 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), 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).
Selected film credits include: Mei (Sundance 2022), Baked Beans (2022), Twitching (2022), The Fight in the Dog (2022), The Bicycle (2022), Devi (2022), IRL (2021), LAID (2021), Getting Away with Murder(s) (2021), Seafruit (2020), A Dose of Happiness (2019), Boundaries (2019), You Wouldn't Adam and Eve It (2019), Postcards from the 48% (2018) and The Perfect Dinner (2017).