Chinese-Canadian composer Alison Yun-Fei Jiang (b. 1992) draws inspirations and fuses influences from sources such as the Canadian 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.
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 Ph.D. candidate in music composition at University of Chicago. Alison also holds an A.R.C.T. (Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Canada) diploma in piano performance, and enjoys performing new music in all styles and genres as a pianist and a conductor.