Meng-Chieh (Jessie) Chiang

Jessie Chiang, percussion (Kaohsiung, Taiwan), has performed in lots of renowned concert halls across the world, including Kaohsiung Concert Hall, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, as a soloist and a chamber player. Besides playing in concert-setting spaces, she also devotes a big portion of her passion to share her music with various social communities at a set of public events and private parties. She was the winner of the 2014 Taiwan National Student Competition of marimba performance, and she was also the winner of the Hsin-Chuang High School's concerto competition. At the same time, Jessie is also a session percussionist actively engaged in different recording sessions, collaborating with composers, vocalists, and ensembles. Having studied piano performance at the age of six, Jessie has immersed herself in a highly musical environment ever since childhood. At seven, she joined the percussion ensemble in Shen- Li Elementary School in Taiwan and discovered her love for a variety of percussion instruments. Currently, she is pursuing an undergraduate degree in percussion performance in the studio of Robert Van Sice at Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute, and continuously expanding her career in both classical and contemporary music industries. Previous Young Artists Program participant (2019)