Li-Kuo Chang has been on the faculty of Northwestern University from 1993 to 2008 and Roosevelt Universities since 1998. Since September, 2011, he joined the faculty of the Peabody Institute as an artist teacher. He has also been on the faculty of the Affinis Music Festival in Japan since 1992.
Chang studied violin and piano at the Music High School of the Shanghai Conservatory in his native city Shanghai, China. He was a first prize winner of the Chinese Young Artist Competition, held in Shanghai in 1978. In 1979, he came to the U.S. with a full scholarship at the Eastman School of Music and a young artist fellow at the Music Academy of the West.
His instrument, the famous ex-Henri Vieuxtemps viola, is a rare G. B. Guadagnini viola made in 1770, Turin.