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Chinese flutist Yi Xiang is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music in the studio of Professor Bonita Boyd. As the winner of the Eastman Concerto Competition, she performed in the prestigious Kodak Hall in October 2018. Previously, Ms. Xiang has been a finalist in numerous competitions, including the 2017 Mika Hasler Young Artists Competition and the 2014 and 2016 New York Flute Club Competition. Ms. Xiang was an active participant in chamber ensembles and orchestra at the Round Top Music Festival in 2017.
Ms. Xiang’s Pareidolia Trio, which she co-founded, won the Fuchs Chamber Music Competition in 2015. She was also selected to attend the Forum Artium Masterclass Series in Germany, under the instruction of Professor Andrea Lieberknecht from Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Munchen. She has also performed solo pieces as well as orchestral excerpts in masterclasses for many other renowned artists, such as Silvia Careddu, Jasmine Choi, Marianne Gedigian, Jennifer M. Gunn, Gergely Ittzés, Lorna McGhee, Felix Renggli, Ransom Wilson, and Carol Wincenc.
Ms. Xiang completed her Bachelor of Music degree with Linda Chesis at the Manhattan School of Music in 2016 and received her Master of Music degree in 2018 from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University studying with Professor Leone Buyse.