Alison Yun-Fei Jiang
Chinese-Canadian composer Alison Yun-Fei Jiang (b. 1992) fuses influences from
various sources and aesthetics such as the French impressionistic composers, film
music, and Chinese traditional opera, creating music for concert and dance with epic
melodic gestures in a dynamic, dramatic, and colorful nature.
A winner of the 2016 Toronto Symphony Orchestra Call for Scores, Alison is a
commissioned composer for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada's 2018 season.
Alison’s music has been recognized by awards from the SOCAN Foundation, ASCAP,
the American Prize, and International Alliance for Women in Music. In addition, her
music has been performed and workshopped by groups and ensembles including the
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, JACK Quartet, Imani Winds, the Wet Ink Ensemble,
American String Quartet, Quartetto Apeiron, and FearNoMusic. Her music has been
heard in USA, Canada, and Europe, featured in music festivals and summer programs
including the HighSCORE Music Festival, the Atlantic Music Festival, FUBiS Summer
Composition Course, and Oregon Bach Festival Composers’ Symposium.
Alison holds degrees in music composition from Manhattan School of Music (B.M.) and
New York University (M.M.), and is a current Ph.D. candidate in music composition at
University of Chicago. Alison also holds an ARCT (Associate of the Royal Conservatory
of Music of Canada) diploma in piano performance, and enjoys performing new music in
all styles and genres as a pianist and a conductor.