Jiarong is a doctoral candidate at Manhattan School of Music studying with John Forconi. Upcoming engagements include recitals with violinist David Bernat at St. Paul’s Chapel and at Grace Note Farm in Rhode Island, where she is an artist in residence. She played in the opera Oedipus in the District at the Tank in New York City in 2019. She was also a featured pianist in the Modern Art Meet Chamber Music Series at Stride Arts Gallery, Si-Yo Musical Phone Pa,l and Distant But Connected projects. Jiarong was a collaborative piano fellow at Bowdoin Music Festival and has played for the studios of renowned artists such as Paul Katz, Laurence Lesser, Joseph Lin, Julia Lichten, David Geber, and Nicolas Mann. As a soloist, she has won prizes at competitions including first prize in the Oxford Philomusica Piano Festival and Summer Academy Competition (2015), the Distinction Award of the Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition (2012), the New England Conservatory Honors Competition (2016), the International Music Competition-Best Schubert Performance (2018), finalist at the New England Conservatory Piano Concerto Competition (2016), and semi-finalist at Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts International Concerto Competition (2019). Jiarong is a Si-Yo Artist.
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