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Olivia Chiang was back at GSI – she’s 17 now and has been coming in to shoot videos since she was 12, making her a very young old friend of ours by now. This time she played Andrew York’s Home on a 2014 Fritz Ober, La Despedida by Juan A Rodriguez on a 2017 Kenneth Brogger and the Gigue from Bach’s Lute Suite in E Minor on a 2017 Dominik Wurth ‘Torres’.
18001 Yorba Linda Blvd.
Yorba Linda CA 92886
A classical guitar concert by young virtuoso classical guitarist Olivia Chiang presented by Nixon Library.
Olivia Chiang will perform music by Pat Coldrick, Antonio Lauro, J.S. Bach, Agustin Barrios, Sor and many others.
For more information, contact 714-983-9120 or visit the Performing Arts Live event page.
When Olivia Chiang was last here we thought it would be fun to hear her play some Bach on two great Greg Smallman guitars we had at the moment – a 1992 cedar-top and the 2003 cedar guitar that had belonged to Ben Verdery – to see just how similar to one another they sounded. So here she is playing Bach’s Prelude in E, BWV 1006 on two Smallmans made eleven years apart from one another.
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!
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