Canadian composer Alison Yun-Fei Jiang (b. 1992) draws inspirations and fuses influences from sources such as landscapes, poetry, literature, film music, and Chinese traditional opera, creating music for concert and dance with epic melodic gestures in a dynamic, dramatic, and colorful nature.
Alison’s music has been performed and workshopped by groups and ensembles including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Esprit Orchestra, the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, JACK Quartet, Imani Winds, the Wet Ink Ensemble, American String Quartet, Quartetto Apeiron, and FearNoMusic. In addition, her music has been recognized by awards from the SOCAN Foundation, the Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers, the American Prize, and International Alliance for Women in Music. Alison’s 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 Ph.D. candidate in music composition at University of Chicago.