Singapore native Chang Tou Liang is a family physician in private practice. He also aspires to classical music-related endeavours, including being a music reviewer for The Straits Times (over 2350 publications to date), former Artistic Director of the Singapore International Piano Festival (2004-2008), amateur pianist, amateur singer (10 years as a tenor in the Singapore Symphony Chorus), co-founder of the SSO Piano Marathon, co-host in the Symphony 92.4 FM syndicated musical talk-show Bluff Your Way Through Classical Music, annotator of the Hong Kong International Piano Competition and The Joy of Music Festival (Hong Kong), and seat-warmer in innumerable committees of numerous Singapore arts organisations.
In 2011, he was conferred a Special Recognition Award by the Singapore government's Ministry of Communication, Information and the Arts for contributions to music and the arts. In 2016, he was the unanimous winner of the 4th Husum Piano Quiz, an honour previously held by Marc-André Hamelin. He also made a cameo appearance in the Jan Ö. Meier directed docu-movie PianoCrazy, released on DVD (Danacord label) in 2017. In 2020, he was invited to judge at the Thailand Steinway Youth Piano Competition. His blog Pianomania (pianofortephilia.blogspot.sg) has an international following with over 1.4 million reads. He is married to Janet, and they have a 18-year-old son Shan Ming (who plays saxophone and electric guitar) and maintain a household of 11 rescued cats.