Here’s Olivia Chiang playing Pat Coldrick’s ‘Lament’ on a 2012 Ovia by Tony Chen ‘Byers’ model in cedar and Indian rosewood. “Ovia” comes from Segovia and Tony studied with Greg Byers, so this model is his tribute to Greg.
Here’s Olivia Chiang again, this time playing Barrios’ Vals #3 Opus 8 on a great 2004 Richard Howell cedar-top. Though inspired by Fleta, Howell has developed his own voice, perhaps a touch darker than a Fleta. It’s a great instrument and Olivia truly does it justice.
16-year-old Olivia Chiang was back in for videos. She’s been coming in since she was 12 and it’s been really fun to watch her grow as a player. This time she played John Doan’s Farewell on a great 2007 Aaron Green cedar-top. We’ve got a new playlist on YouTube if you want to see Olivia’s progress over the past four years.
You can get the music and tabs for this piece at the composer’s website – johndoan.com.
American Guitar Society presents Olivia Chiang in Classical Guitar concert.
Event Phone: 818-947-2346
American Guitar Society
Los Angeles Valley College
Music Room 104, 5800 Fulton Ave.
Valley Glen CA 91401
Ticket Information: Free Admission!
Here’s Olivia Chiang playing Ponce’s Marchita el Alma (as transcribed by her father James) on a 1999 Antonio Raya Pardo spruce-top and Sor’s Variations on a Theme by Mozart on a Jake Fuller “Purnell”, also spruce.
Olivia Chiang was back for more videos and she played Daniel Bachelar’s Monsieur’s Almaine on a gorgeous 2001 Eric Sahlin. We’ll have more Olivia very soon!
Olivia was born on December 1999 in Monterey Park, California. She studied piano at the age of five at Yamaha Music school, where she received many awards. Her father James Chiang, a self-taught musician, guitarist and composer from Taiwan, began to teach her classical guitar when she was seven. Olivia received an educational award from the White House and was the student of the year at Vejar Elementary School
Here’s Olivia Chiang back at GSI, this time playing two guitars from the Russell Cleveland collection – Antonio Lauro’s Venezuelan Waltz #3 on a 1992 Greg Smallman and Albeniz’ Tango in D on a 1991 Ignacio Rozas.
Here’s our friend Olivia Chiang playing Isaac Albeniz’ ‘Mallorca’ on a great new Francois Leonard cedar-top. We’ll have more videos of Olivia playing some of the Russell Cleveland collection guitars very soon!