A native of Taiwan, Ms Chiang received her doctoral degree in composition from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She received her master’s degree from Yale University and her bachelor’s degree from Manhattan School of Music in flute performance. Her composition teachers include Claude Baker, Don Freund, Evan Ziporyn, Ezra Laderman and Gordon Chin. Her flute teachers include Ransom Wilson, Linda Chesis, Kathryn Lukas and Jinny Liu. Dr Chiang is currently a faculty member of composition and theory at Taipei Municipal University of Education.
Chiang’s works have been performed in Taiwan, the US, Japan, South Korea and the Czech Republic. As a performer herself, she has had the privilege to work closely with professional musicians. This has allowed her to receive commissions directly from performers and various ensembles. A significant part of her musical output has shown strong connections to the cultural influences of her origin. She has been commissioned several times by the National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan to compose works in collaboration with other Taiwanese artists, including poets, illustrators, and playwrights. Ms Chiang’s performing activities as a flutist include orchestral, chamber and solo performances. In addition to her enthusiasm for performing contemporary music, she has also been a soloist with several orchestras.
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