Chang Le was born into a family of suona musicians in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province and inherited his family’s passion and devotion for the suona, performing on the instrument since he was 8 years old.
In 2000, he was admitted in Middle School of the China Conservatory of Music where he studied with acclaimed suona musicians Wang Gao Lin, Hou Yan Qiu and Zhou Dong Chao. During his studies, he was also the suona principal in the National Youth Chinese Orchestra which toured widely within China. Upon graduation in 2006, he commenced studies at the Singapore Raffles Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of SCO’s suona musician Liu Jiang, and also joined the Singapore Youth Chinese Orchestra (SYCO) as suona principal.
In 2008, he performed the Song of Guangzhong suona concerto with SCO and the Mending Jar suona solo piece in a SYCO chamber concert in 2009.
Chang Le has also performed at the Istana for former Singapore President SR. Nathan and participated in a recording of the MediaCorp Good Morning Singapore! programme, and was awarded the LCM Performance Award in Chinese Music Diploma.
In 2009, he was featured as a key performer in the Youth Talent Concert organised by the Singapore Press Holdings’ Chinese Newspapers Division in the President’s Challenge annual charity drive.
Chang Le joined SCO as the suona associate principal in 2013.