Ashley Chiang, horn

Hometown: New York, NY and Taipei, Taiwan

Meet Ashley

Ashley performs on Show 432.

Ashley Chiang (French Horn), 16, is a junior at Leman Manhattan Preparatory School. Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Ashley began her horn study in the third grade as part of her elementary school’s music class. After meeting Brad Gemeinhardt at the Interlochen Arts Camp, she is now his full-time student at Juilliard Pre-College in New York City.

Before attending The Juilliard School, Ashley performed in the Taipei Wind Orchestra & Symphony Band for seven years and the Affiliated Senior High School of National Taiwan Normal University Symphony Orchestra (HSNUSO) for four years. She began competing in the fourth grade and has been the recipient of numerous awards. These include first prize in the Taipei Cultural Cup Music Competition, Taipei Asia Pacific Band Competition, and the Medici International Music Competition, Youth Talent division. She also won second prize in the Taipei Student Music Competition, and the Music & Star Awards. In the summer of 2022, Ashley attended the Interlochen Arts Camp on full scholarship. While there, she was selected for the opportunity to perform in the final concert, and was presented with the Fine Arts Award.

Ashley has had the opportunity to perform in several masterclasses over the years, including with Peter Landgren, Scott Strong, Jaclyn Rainey, Corbin Wagner, Bruce Henniss, Katie Jordan, Rachel Velvikis, Margaret Tung, Jamiee Reynolds, and Leelanee Sterrett. In addition, with the support of sponsors in Taiwan, Ashley has had the opportunity to perform two solo recitals in her home country.

Receiving the Award will allow Ashley to attend a summer program and give her the opportunity to take consultation lessons with prospective college teachers. The scholarship funds will also aid in covering the cost of upcoming college audition travel.

Listen to Ashley

Show 432
Sonata for Horn and Piano in F Major, Op. 17, I. Allegro moderato, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)