A recent winner of the Eastman Piano Competition, the Lewisville International Piano Competition (Texas), and the Wideman International Piano Competition (Louisiana), her other achievements include top prizes in the Seattle Piano Competition, Thousands Islands International Competition for Young People, and the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition. In addition, Alison Chiang has 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.
Receiving her Doctorate in Piano Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music, 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. Alison performs regularly at local senior homes and community centers in addition to her solo, chamber, and academic studies.
Considering pedagogy to be vital for continuing traditions and community outreach, Chiang has taught class piano, secondary piano, and studio piano at Eastman with college-level students, and has taught children and adults through the Eastman Community Music School. Learning about both teaching and human psychology through these interactions, she aims to continue sharing her love of classical music with people of all ages and stages.
In addition to performing and teaching, she enjoys making music videos and cat videos.