Alison Chiang (DMA, Eastman School of Music) boasts an international studio of over seventy students, both in-person and online. Renown especially for her expertise in virtual teaching, she continues to share her love of music with people of all ages and levels, and considers pedagogy to be vital for continuing traditions, community outreach, and individual growth.
Among her many awards and prizes, Alison has performed at Carnegie Hall as winner of the Eastman Piano Competition. She has garnered top prizes at the Lewisville International Piano Competition, the Wideman International Piano Competition, the Seattle Piano Competition, Thousands Islands International Competition, and the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition, and has also appeared as a concerto soloist with the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Woman’s Orchestra, the Plano Symphony Orchestra, the Lewisville Lake Symphony Orchestra, and the Shreveport Symphony. Alison was one of the few recipients to receive the Cobos Piano Prize – not once but twice – during her studies at the Eastman School of Music, awarded to those with exceptional achievement in the study and performance of piano.
She owes her musical development to her extraordinary teachers, Natalya Antonova and Nelita True at Eastman, Pamela Mia Paul at University of North Texas, and Olga Radosavljevich at the Cleveland Institute of Music. In addition to piano and teaching, she enjoys making music and cat videos.