Alison Yun-Fei Jiang, composer

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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’s music has been recognized with a 2nd Prize (the Serge Garant Awards) in the 2017 SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers, a Finalist in the 2017 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, a 2016 Libby Larsen Prize from the IAWM (International Alliance for Women in Music) Search for New Music Competition, and a 2015—2016 JCC Manhattan/NYU Tisch Call for Music commission. In addition, her music has been performed and workshopped by groups and ensembles including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, JACK Quartet, the Wet Ink Ensemble, the American String Quartet, Cassatt String Quartet, Quartetto Apeiron, Manhattan School of Music Composers' Orchestra, NYU Symphony, and Fear No Music. 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.

Alison Yun-Fei Jiang's piece Winter Music premiered with the Grossman Ensemble on December 6, 2019.

Performance notes:

Inspired by Canadian winter, Winter Music is a musical meditation on winter sceneries set in three movements: Snowfall, Footprints, and Prayers.

Grossman Ensemble premieres Alison Yun-Fei Jiang's "Winter Music"